Book by Stevenson Robert Louis
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The best edition of Stevenson's supernatural fiction so far. The texts are very well edited, the notes are significant and unobtrusive for the average reader, and the appendices provide the perfect complementation for Stevenson's narratives of the uncanny. Roger Luckhurst's introduction is fascinating. A must. ( Dr. Antonio Ballesteros-González, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)Reseña del editor:
'Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged...I was suddenly struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror.' Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. The respectable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature. In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880s, minor masterpieces of fiction and comment: 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' feature grave-robbing, a sinister double, and degeneracy, while 'A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' discuss artistic creation and the 'romance' form. Appendixes provide extracts from contemporary writings on personality disorder, which set Stevenson's tale in its full historical context.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110192805975
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 192805975
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192805975