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Title:
Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, performance adaptations, criticism
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Physical Description:
xv, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Presents the annotated text of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel about a kind and well-respected doctor who is transformed into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug of his own creation, and includes essays on the story's backgrounds and contexts, a look at performance adaptations, and a selection of critical commentary.
Language:
English
Contents:
The text of Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Backgrounds and contexts -- Composition and production -- [Summary of composition and early reception] / Selected letters / [The dream origin of the tale] / Reception -- [Mr. Stevenson's originality of treatment] / [A mere bit of catch-penny sensationalism] / [The place of honour] / [Not merely strange, but impossible] / [His very original genius] / Letter to Robert Louis Stevenson, March 3, 1886 / [The individualizing influence of modern democracy] / Letter to Robert Bridges, October 28, 1886 / [The art of the presentation] / The Rev. Dr. Nicholson on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" / "Markheim" and the Victorian market for sensation fiction -- Markheim / [How I came to be such a student of our penny press] / Literary contexts : doubles, devils, and monsters -- [The modern double] / [Stevenson's Scottish devil tales] / An introduction to Gothic monstrosity / Scientific contexts : concepts of the divided self -- [Post-Darwinist theories of the ape within] / Multiplex personality / [Abject slaves to the narcotic] / [This aberrant inclination in myself] / Sociohistorical contexts : political disunity and moral conformity -- [London in the 1880s] / [Hypocrisy] / Performance adaptations -- The stage premiere of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / [Themes and variations] / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / A checklist of major performance adaptations -- Criticism -- [The real stab of the story] / [A phenomenon of style] / [Instabilities of meaning, morality, and narration] / [An unconscious allegory about the masses and mass literacy] / Sex, secrecy and self-alienation in Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson : a chronology.
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ISBN:
9780393974652
Format :
Book