With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York. In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which ...
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York. In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer. Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla, a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O' the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life.
Very Good. 3 x 4. Vintage green cover in very good condition. Otherwise pages are clear with yellowing edges, all intact. Redcroft. Miniature. Measures 3 X 4 inches. Published between 1922 and 1924 by the Little Leather Library corporation.
Good. Inscribed-not by author. No dustjacket. Some tan-marking on endpapers. Some wear/marking to cover. Undated, inscription dated 1931. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
Edward Gorey. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. paperback/mass market (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. 301 pages PAPERBACK/MASS MARKET. Black spine with noticed creases, a good reading copy with most unusual illus. front cover by the famous EDWARD GOREY. sized 4.2 X 7 X 1/2". Notes included in back.
No Jacket. Signed by Illustrator HB NO DJ, Maroon Slipcase has some rub & Wear & chip approx 1 inch missing top with back edges sunned, 1952, 1st Limited SIGNED Edition 1, 500 copies, #357/1, 500, Quarto Black Morocco Leather over Marblelized Paper Boards with Gold Gilt, Cover Minor Rub Scuff Extremities, Interior Nice, Tight Clean, Top Pages edges Gold Gilt, VG+, Good slipcase, NODJ.
[no date], 1st Photo play edition. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. 4; 234pp. Octavo. Original bright red cloth. Black lettering on spine. Textblock clean and tight. Pictorial dust jacket has three half inch open tears on tips of spine and lower corner, rubbing and minor foxing on back. Front image and lettering is clear. Overall a nice copy. This is the photoplay edition with Spencer Tracy on front cover. The film was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner. An iconic story of a dual personality.
The actual story of Jekyll and Hyde is different than what I expected it to be (LESS creepier, in fact!). It is told simply about a man who can, quite literally, change from one appearance to another, thus creating the effect of two persons. One admittedly better-spirited, and the other having a dark soul.
As classics go, this one is written very well. Certainly not a favorite of mine, but still it was worth the read, just to see what it was like.
Oct 11, 2007
Like Shelly's "Frankenstein", Stevenson writes a cautionary tale of the dangers of science. Dr Jekyll's desire to split the good and evil from man results in murder. Mr Hyde is at first fun for Jekyll, but gradually Jekyll understands the dangers of such a man. Hyde does not feel guilt, but Jekyll can.
Stevenson's narration is down right creepy in sections. This is a true classic to be read by anyone looking for a good scare.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-05-03 Martin Jarvis delivers a gripping reading of Stevenson's classic. When Gabriel Utteron discovers that the sinister Mr. Hyde has moved into the home of his friend Dr. Jekyll and stands to benefit from his will, he becomes concerned and enlists the help of their mutual friend, Dr. Hastie Lanyon. Things go from bad to worse: Jekyll withdraws further from his social circle; Hyde's criminal sprees culminate in murder; and Utteron and Lanyon fight to save their friend and unravel the mystery of Hyde's origins and disappearance. Jarvis's pacing is excellent, his characterization spot on, and his renditions of Jekyll and Hyde perfect; he creates two distinct characters that illustrate the story's exploration into the duality of human nature. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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