Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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A psychological thriller from Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is still as weird and wonderful as when it was first written. Dr Jekyll, an outwardly decent member of society experiments in the darker side of science, with horrifying results. Murder, intrigue and a monstrous alter ego in the form of Mr Hyde terrify Victorian London, and its down to the lawyer Gabriel John Utterson to investigate. Stevenson’s chilling tale explores the dichotomy of human nature, with particular emphasis on the interaction of good and evil. The novel conceived of the idea of the split personality and the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde”, which has become common in modern vernacular. This edition also includes other stories like The Suicide Club collection that illustrate Stevenson’s imaginative talents in the Gothic and crime fiction genres. This copy was published by Pocket Books in 1947.

Title: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Pocket Books

Year Printed: 1947

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Fair

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some damage to the spine, to the front cover and to the back cover. There are also two bends on front the cover and a bend on the back cover. A previous owner has inscribed their name on the inside of the front cover, and there is a stamp mark on the first page.


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