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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pocket Classics
Publication date March 29, 2005
Pages 132
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416500216
ISBN-10 1416500219
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $3.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll and Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man’s dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Published in 1866, Jekyll and Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to Madame Bovary and Dead Souls as “a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction.”

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