The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Annotated Keynote Classics)
An indescribably evil madman lurks beneath the prim and proper fašade of Victorian London causing Mr. Utterson to vow, "If he shall be Mr. Hyde, I shall be Mr. Seek!" You may think you know the story of Jekyll and Hyde, but as the layers of mystery are peeled off one by one, the shadowy gothic suspense will keep you riveted to the end. This science fiction thriller has permeated the English language making the term "Jekyll and Hyde" synonymous with dual personality. Find out why in the story that came to Stevenson in a feverish nightmare and has inspired writers and artists for well over a century. Unabridged 1886 edition.
Keynote Classics(TM) Feature an Introductory Key, explanatory footnotes, and wide margins for note-taking to help readers get more from their reading experience, and remember, discuss, or write more confidently about classic literature. They begin with an Introductory Key to the work with hints about what to look for to find deeper meaning. Unlike other literature study guides, they contain no spoilers and don't specify themes, motifs, and symbols found in the novel. Instead, they point out general ideas and things to pay attention to that help you find your own interpretations. Footnotes help foster understanding, and historical context about the author and the prevailing culture provides important perspective. Questions are provided at the end to help inspire discussion or essay topics. Teachers recommend that you read actively and engage with the text to help you draw on your own knowledge and experience to get more out of a novel. Keynote Classics(TM) paperbacks provide more space in the margins for writing down thoughts, connections, and interpretations as you read.
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Suffering from chronic lung disease, he traveled the world in search of health and happiness, finally settling with his wife and family in the south seas island of Samoa. In addition to this book, he is noted for the adventure novel, Treasure Island, the poetry collection, A Child's Garden of Verses, and numerous essays, short stories, and travel books.