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Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. But soon he discovers his double life at a hideous price.
The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the gothic genre: "Olalla", a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and "The Body Snatcher", which shows the murky underside of medical practice.
|Publication date:||27th February 2003|
|Author:||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son ...More About Robert Louis Stevenson