Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Afterword by:

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451532251
  • 144 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


“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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by: Dan Chaon

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