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This University of Nebraska Press edition is a small, exquisitely produced paperback. The book design, based on the original first edition of 1886, includes wide margins, decorative capitals on the title page and first page of each chapter, and a clean, readable font that is 19th-century in style. Joyce Carol Oates contributes a foreword in which she calls Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a "mythopoetic figure" like Frankenstein, Dracula, and Alice in Wonderland, and compares Stevenson's creation to doubled selves in the works of Plato, Poe, Wilde, and Dickens.
This edition also features 12 full-page wood engravings by renowned illustrator Barry Moser. Moser is a skillful reader and interpreter as well as artist, and his afterword to the book, in which he explains the process by which he chose a self-portrait motif for the suite of engravings, is fascinating. For the image of Edward Hyde, he writes, "I went so far as to have my dentist fit me out with a carefully sculpted prosthetic of evil-looking teeth. But in the final moments I had to abandon the idea as being inappropriate. It was more important to stay in keeping with the text and, like Stevenson, not show Hyde's face." (Also recommended: the edition of Frankenstein illustrated by Barry Moser) --Fiona Webster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent insight into addiction. Easy read although in old British english. Loved it! Must read from the classic literature works!Published 7 days ago by ard
Stevenson's classic, now 128 years old, clearly has stood the test of time and cemented itself in popular culture as well as perhaps any other novel written in the English... Read morePublished 19 days ago by William A Quinlan
I have never read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde it was very interesting well done and the E book was flawlessPublished 19 days ago by old man moses
The book is a little small and only contains the bare story. I do not recommend it for annotations, due to the tiny margins (unless you write super small of course), but is okay... Read morePublished 22 days ago by isaiah753
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is one of those stories that everyone knows the plot to, though few have ever read it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Irishgal