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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation

Three Tales of Doubles, A Longman Cultural Edition

by Robert StevensonMary Shelley Susan Wolfson and others
Publication Date: 22/02/2008

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, come three tales of transformation: Mary Shelley's Transformation, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer. In these three nightmarish tales, an uncanny other turns out to be a second self, a sharer of intimate anxieties, repressed energies, dark impulses.
Classic fiction
Publication Date:
Pearson Education (US)
Country of origin:
United States
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Robert Stevenson

Dr Robert Stevenson is a consultant historian who served in the Australian Regular Army before joining the staff at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and later working with the Official History project at the Australian War Memorial. His doctoral thesis was a joint winner of the Australian Army History Unit’s CEW Bean Prize in 2011. His most recent major publication, The War with Germany, was published as part of The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War and was shortlisted for the Australian History Prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for 2016.

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

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