The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Stevenson

CD-Audio Publication Date: 10/05/2010

 
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a terrifying glimpse into both a horrific gothic scenario and a psychological phenomenon. One of the first literary works to fully tackle the concept of a 'split' or 'dual' personality, the novel was streets ahead of its time in 1886 and continues to be a firm favourite in the horror genre and beyond. Dr. Henry Jekyll creates a mysterious elixir, which he hopes will help to enable him to explore the hidden depths of his personality. Coinciding with his experiment, Mr Edward Hyde starts to appear more frequently on the London scene, often by night, and always leaving a trail of destruction and fear in his wake. When Mr Hyde is seen disappearing into Dr Jekyll's office, tongues begin to wag...how are the two men related, and can the evil Mr Hyde be stopped before a scandal ensues which threatens to engulf the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll too? Reader Ian Holm is a widely-respected actor who played Bilbo Baggins in the Academy Award-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
ISBN:
9781906147631
9781906147631
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
10-05-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canongate Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
152x130x17mm
Weight:
0.11kg
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island.

Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.

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