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

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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.

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ISBN: 9780141439730
Publication date: 27/02/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141439730
Publication date: 27th February 2003
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son ...

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