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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Gothic Classics - a book by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Gothic Classics

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Gothic Classics( )
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
As told to: Others, and
Series title:Gothic Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.99
Book Description:

Five Gothic Tales are bound together in this special edition:

The Castle of Otranto by Horace WalpoleLord Manfred's son Conrad is to marry princess Isabella, but Conrad dies early. There is suspicion that the ancient prophecy has once again come to. To wit: That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, "whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it". And thus begins a series of terrifying events.

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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:1.19 Pounds
Author Biography
Stevenson, Robert Louis (Author)
Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there. A variety of essays and short stories followed, most of which were published in magazines. It was with the publication of Treasure Island in 1883, however, that Stevenson achieved wide recognition and fame. This was followed by his most successful adventure story, Kidnapped, which appeared in 1886.

With stories such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Stevenson revived Daniel Defoe's novel of romantic adventure, adding to it psychological analysis. While these stories and others, such as David Balfour and The Master of Ballantrae (1889), are stories of adventure, they are at the same time fine studies of character. The Master of Ballantrae, in particular, is a study of evil character, and this study is taken even further in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).

In 1887 Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, went to the United States, first to the health spas of Saranac Lake, New York, and then on to the West Coast. From there they set out for the South Seas in 1889. Except for one trip to Sidney, Australia, Stevenson spent the remainder of his life on the island of Samoa with his devoted wife and stepson. While there he wrote The Wrecker (1892), Island Nights Entertainments (1893), and Catriona (1893), a sequel to Kidnapped. He also worked on St. Ives and The Weir of Hermiston, which many consider to be his masterpiece. He died suddenly of apoplexy, leaving both of these works unfinished. Both were pu

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