Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (includes essay by Nabokov)

by Robert Louis Stevenson
$9.99

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publication Date: January 02, 2013

ISBN: 9780451532251

Binding: Paperback

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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 Introductionand with an Afterword by Dan Chaon