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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation: Three Tales of Doubles, A Longman Cultural Edition

By Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad, Mary J Shelley, Susan J. Wolfson, Barry V. Qualls

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 28, 2008

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, come three tales of transformation: Mary Shelley’s Transformation, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer.  In these three nightmarish tales, an uncanny other turns out to be a second self, a sharer of intimate anxieties, repressed energies, dark impulses. 

Table of Contents

 

List of Illustrations

 

About Longman Cultural Editions

 

About this Edition

 

Table of Dates

 

Mary Shelley and Transformation

 

            Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 1797-1851

                                             

         Transformation

 

        Absence

 

            From "Introduction" to Frankenstein (1831)

 

Charles Darwin

           

            From The Voyage of the Beagle: (1839):  "Tierra del Fuego"

 

            From The Descent of Man: (1871):  "General Summary and Conclusion"

 

Robert Louis Stevenson and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

         Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894

 

           The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

        Keywords: Strange and Case

           

        Poetry from A Child’s Garden of Verses

 

            Young Night Thought

                Windy Nights

                Escape at Bedtime

                The Land of Nod

                A Good Boy

                Shadow March

                The Unseen Playmate

                My Shadow

                The Dumb Soldier

                The Land of Story-Books

 

           A Chapter of Dreams

 

        Letters (with a reply from J. A. Symonds)

 

        Robert Louis Stevenson and his friends on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

 

Max Nordau, from Degeneration (1895)

 

Joseph Conrad and The Secret Sharer

 

        Joseph Conrad 1857-1924 

           

        The Secret Sharer

 

            Joseph Conrad’s letters on The Secret Sharer

           

        From "Author's Notes" on "the basic fact of the tale" ('Twixt Land and Sea 1920)

       

        Joseph Conrad on the art of fiction from Henry James, An Appreciation 

        

            From “Author’s Note” (1920) to The Shadow Line    

 

Further Reading and Viewing 

 

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