The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
In Stevenson’s suspense-filled masterpiece of horror, a shameless, repulsive creature stalks the streets and he’s becoming harder to control… The charming Dr Jekyll could not be more different to the violent and depraved Mr Hyde – until, that is, he takes a potion of his own concoction which allows him to embrace his darker side. As Hyde’s savagery escalates, Dr Jekyll finds himself trapped in a truly nightmarish tale of duality, leaving him forced to take desperate measures, as he discovers that leaving the monster behind is not as easy as he needs it to be. Four of Stevenson’s other dark tales (including ‘The Body Snatcher’) complete this investigation into demonic influences of the most personal kind.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet, is considered to be one of the great classic storytellers. Born in Edinburgh, in 1850 he studied engineering and law at university before embarking on a career in literature. Stevenson wrote a number of popular and enduring fantasies, including Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), The Black Arrow (1888) and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). He was a lifelong sufferer of tuberculosis and often travelled abroad in search of climates more healthy than his native Scotland. Finally he settled with his wife Frances, in Samoa, where he passed away in 1894.
Pub Date: 2018
Size: 5.00 x 7.75 inches