White's Books Ltd
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9780956266859
RRP: £6.99
PAGES: 168
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 2010


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson; Introduction by Ian Rankin

Published in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson drafted The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde over just a few days while confined to bed. It can’t be known whether this feat of writing drove him into a fever, or if his illness inspired the feverish plot. But this background helped to justify at the time the invention of Mr Hyde, the terrifying alter ego of a respectable man, whose depravity was so extreme that his worst criminal pleasures are tantalisingly omitted from a still violent story. At first shunned by booksellers, Jekyll and Hyde went on to be quoted as a moral allegory and enjoyed by an enormous public. It remains a frighteningly compelling crime thriller with an enduring vision of the dark side of the psyche with an unforgettable plot which puts it at the head of its genre.

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