The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

Penguin Classics

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908076

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Everyone has a dark side. Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control. But soon he will discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...
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Olalla

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141439730

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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Features the story of the London doctor who loses control of the evil side of his dual personality.
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
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Bram StokerÕs Notes for Dracula

A Facsimile Edition

Author: Bram Stoker,Robert Eighteen-Bisang,Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647730X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Bram Stoker's initial notes and outlines for his landmark horror novel Dracula were auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1913 and eventually made their way to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where they are housed today. Until now, few of the 124 pages have been transcribed or analyzed. This painstaking work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyzes all of the materials, which range from Stoker's thoughts on the novel's characters and settings to a nine-page calendar of events that includes most of the now-familiar story. Ample annotations guide readers through the construction of the novel and the changes that were made to its structure, plot, setting and characters. Nine appendices provide insight into Stoker's personal life, his other works and his early literary influences.
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Beyond Adaptation

Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works

Author: Phyllis Frus,Christy Williams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Some film and novel revisions go so far beyond adaptation that they demand a new designation. This critical collection explores movies, plays, essays, comics and video games that supersede adaptation to radically transform their original sources. Fifteen essays investigate a variety of texts that rework everything from literary classics to popular children’s books, demonstrating how these new, stand-alone creations critically engage their sources and contexts. Particular attention is paid to parody, intertextuality, and fairy-tale transformations in the examination of these works, which occupy a unique narrative and creative space.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, Transformation

Three Tales of Doubles

Author: Susan J. Wolfson,Barry V. Qualls

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321415615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, come three tales of transformation: Mary Shelley's Transformation, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer. In these three nightmarish tales, an uncanny other turns out to be a second self, a sharer of intimate anxieties, repressed energies, dark impulses.
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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This story of a double-life in which the protagonist by day worked as a respectable doctor and by night roamed the back alleys of old-town London, was first published as a "shilling shocker" in 1886 and became an instant classic. In the first six months of publication 40,000 copies were sold,and it remains one of the best tales ever written about the divided self. The story opens with Mr Utterson the lawyer learning of an inexplicable attack on a young girl by a certain Mr Hyde, who he knows to be a protege of his old friend Henry Jekyll. Deciding to discover more about the matter, hequestions those who might know something and finally manages to speak to Hyde himself.Though it sounds like the beginning of a detective story, the reader is already aware that things are deeper than they might appear: those who meet Hyde feel an irrational hatred and are unable to describe him in any detail. And the language of the text itself seems to be hiding something: vague,ambiguous, at times opaque and full of repetitions. Something is going on here, but we're not sure what it is. In the end, after Hyde has committed a murder, a distressed Jekyll locks himself in his study; but when Utterson breaks down the door, he finds not Jekyll but the dead body of Hyde. He alsodiscovers a document which, along with another already acquired from the last two chapters, explains many things - but not all.This new edition contains a substantial introduction, with the story of composition (amid difficulties), first publication and early reception, followed by a survey of the main critical interpretations of this much-discussed work, a brief study of its language, and an overview of the most importantderivative works: stage plays, films, comic books, graphic novels, and retellings of various kinds.
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