Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
One of the greatest gothic horror stories ever created
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First UK edition. First issue with the date changed by hand to 1886 on the front wrapper, preceding the UK hardbound copy by approximately one week. A Very Good copy with the lower quarter of the spine replaced. Minor soiling and wear to the covers, but internal contents generally clean and in attractive condition.

A major work of intellectual and creative genius, standing with Shelley's Frankenstein and Wilde's Dorian Gray as one of the greatest gothic horror stories ever concocted. A nuanced portrayal of a character able to release his immoral alter-ego by drinking a potion, Stevenson's novel reveals how, in time a dark alter-ego becomes capable of overshadowing the good. An immediate best-seller, it has remained a favorite tale and spawned numerous adaptations, most recently Marvel's Incredible Hulk.

Prideux 17.
Very Good (Item #3909)

Price: $4,950