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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson - Author

Vladimir Nabakov - Essay

Dan Chaon - Afterword by

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ISBN 9780451532251 | 144 pages | 04 Dec 2012 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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“Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale.”
 
Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of the duality of good and evil in man’s nature sprang from the darkest recesses of his own unconscious—during a nightmare from which his wife awakened him, alerted by his screams. More than a hundred years later, this tale of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and the drug that unleashes his evil, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde—has lost none of its ability to shock. Its realistic police-style narrative chillingly relates Jekyll’s desperation as Hyde gains control of his soul—and gives voice to our own fears of the violence and evil within us. Written before Freud’s naming of the ego and the id, Stevenson’s enduring classic demonstrates a remarkable understanding of the personality’s inner conflicts—and remains the irresistibly terrifying stuff of our worst nightmares.
 
Includes the Famous Cornell Lecture on
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Vladimir Nabokov
 
With a New Introduction by Kelly HUrley
and with an Afterword by Dan Chaon