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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


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






            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    


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