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  • Published: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028491
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde




Bold visionary, Henry Jekyll, believes he can use his scientific knowledge to divide a person into two beings--one of pure good and one of pure evil. Working tirelessly in his secret laboratory, concocting a potion that would tear at the core of what makes a man human, he eventually succeeds--but only halfway.

Instead of separating the good and evil halves, Jekyll isolates only the latter. What seems at first a relief to the doctor becomes a nightmare as he loses control of the transformation. His friends feel Jekyll will waste away and fear the worst.

Can Jekyll undo what he has done? Or will it change things forever?

  • Pub date: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028491
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession but was finally allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted forcibly against the Presbyterianism of both his city's professional classes and his devout parents, but the influence of Calvinism on his childhood informed the fascination with evil that is so powerfully explored in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson suffered from a severe respiratory disease from his twenties onwards, leading him to settle in the gentle climate of Samoa with his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.

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Praise for The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

“"It is good to see that C. E. L. Welsh's adaptation of the story for the Campfire Graphic Classic Novel series does nothing to dumb down the book and its themes. It follows the well-known story of the good doctor who discovers a drug that to his horror unleashed the evil beast inside him, and who is unable to control his other self closely and sets up the moral questions the story raises with some clarity. ... This is a dark story and that darkness is emphasized in the illustrations of Lalit Kumar Sharma." — Jack Goodstein, Blogcritics"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)”


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