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  • Published: 5 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439730
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

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




'Every bit as claustrophobic, creepy and chilling as when it first saw the light of day over a century ago' - Ian Rankin

Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde, the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer, and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the gothic genre: 'Olalla', a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and 'The Body Snatcher', which shows the murky underside of medical practice.

  • Published: 5 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439730
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

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