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Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, performance adaptations, criticism / Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited by Katherine Linehan.
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New York : Norton, c2003.
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xv, 222 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
The text of Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Backgrounds and contexts -- Composition and production -- [Summary of composition and early reception] / Graham Balfour -- Selected letters / Robert Louis Stevenson -- [The dream origin of the tale] / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Reception -- [Mr. Stevenson's originality of treatment] / [Andrew Lang] -- [A mere bit of catch-penny sensationalism] / Birmingham Daily Post -- [The place of honour] / [James Ashcroft Noble] -- [Not merely strange, but impossible] / [E. T. Cook] -- [His very original genius] / The Times of London -- Letter to Robert Louis Stevenson, March 3, 1886 / John Addington Symonds -- [The individualizing influence of modern democracy] / [Julia Wedgwood] -- Letter to Robert Bridges, October 28, 1886 / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- [The art of the presentation] / Henry James -- The Rev. Dr. Nicholson on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" / Leamington Spa Courier -- "Markheim" and the Victorian market for sensation fiction -- Markheim / Robert Louis Stevenson -- [How I came to be such a student of our penny press] / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Literary contexts : doubles, devils, and monsters -- [The modern double] / Karl Miller -- [Stevenson's Scottish devil tales] / Jenni Calder -- An introduction to Gothic monstrosity / Judith Halberstam -- Scientific contexts : concepts of the divided self -- [Post-Darwinist theories of the ape within] / Stephen Jay Gould -- Multiplex personality / Frederic W. H. Myers -- [Abject slaves to the narcotic] / Norman Kerr -- [This aberrant inclination in myself] / John Addington Symonds -- Sociohistorical contexts : political disunity and moral conformity -- [London in the 1880s] / Judith R. Walkowitz -- [Hypocrisy] / Walter Houghton -- Performance adaptations -- The stage premiere of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / C. Alex Pinkston, Jr. -- [Themes and variations] / Charles King -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Scott Allen Nollen -- A checklist of major performance adaptations -- Criticism -- [The real stab of the story] / G. K. Chesterton -- [A phenomenon of style] / Vladimir Nabokov -- [Instabilities of meaning, morality, and narration] / Peter K. Garrett -- [An unconscious allegory about the masses and mass literacy] / Patrick Brantlinger -- Sex, secrecy and self-alienation in Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Katherine Linehan -- Robert Louis Stevenson : a chronology.
Presents the annotated text of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel about a kind and well-respected doctor who is transformed into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug of his own creation, and includes essays on the story's backgrounds and contexts, a look at performance adaptations, and a selection of critical commentary.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-222).
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