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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories

By Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN: 9781847493781

144 pages

Paperback

RRP: £4.99 £3.99

One of Stevenson’s most famous and enduringly popular works, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde describes the mysterious relationship between a respectable and affable doctor and his brutal associate. Set in the grimy streets of Victorian London, this tale of murder, split personality and obscure science, with its chilling final revelation, became an instant horror classic when it was first published in 1886, and has enthralled and terrified generations of readers ever since.

This volume also contains seven other Gothic stories by Stevenson – such as ‘The Body Snatchers’, ‘Markheim’ and ‘Olalla’ – showcasing the author’s mastery of the horror genre and his interest in both the otherworldly and the strange ways the human brain can distort reality.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Born in Edinburgh in 1850, to strict Calvinist parents, Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. His ill health meant that he spent the latter part of his life voyaging the world, in an attempt to find a climate that suited his health, and this contributed to the exoticism of much of his work. He finally settled in Samoa, and died in 1899. Revered during his lifetime, and often harshly underrated since his death, Robert Louis Stevenson is today recognized as one of the the great writers of the nineteenth century, having influenced authors such as Graham Greene, Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov.

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