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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.
It's a very great book but needs more pages
Also Mr Hyde is almost the hulk in this book
Stevenson is a genius! Beautifully crafted piece of literature that will stand the test of time. Do we control or desires, or do our desires control us?Published 11 hours ago by Surfer
I have been getting e books for a while now and I can read then anywhere and anytime. Very great!Published 2 days ago by spril
A Classic Story that was before its time. It is slow to start but does a great job building to the end.Published 6 days ago by Matthew G Brown
In hearing about this classic story in movies and stories to finally read the original. what I can tell you is what you think this story holds is partly true but you must read... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
I recently started reading the classics,some are hard to read,but this was a easy read.I would recomend it to anyone.Published 7 days ago by Bob
We all know the twist in the tale which is the only surprise in the story . The fact that countless movies have been made about this story is shocking considering the lact of... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dustin Eller
I bought this book purely because it's such a well known classic. It was quite short (thankfully) as it didn't really appeal to me. Read morePublished 14 days ago by TonyW
This is, obviously, a classic but it's really a classic for a reason: it's a great story. So well written and interesting. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Traceyck