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The New Annotated Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Complete Annotated Edition

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This Agreement and all matters arising from it are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising in connection with this Agreement and the place of performance of this Agreement is agreed by you. The parties do not intend that any provisions of this Agreement shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to it.Richard Dury, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) Richard Dury, ‘Introduction’, in Robert Louis Stevenson, ed. It was an instant success in and beyond the literary world as people were confronted with the uneasy thought that evil originated within the individual and not from an external source like the Devil. Oh, I know he's a good fellow—you needn't frown—an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant. Each volume includes a full introduction, chronology, bibliography, and explanatory notes along with a variety of documents from the period, giving readers a rich sense of the world from which the work emerged.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Utterson reads a religious text on his Sunday evenings, reflecting a puritanical character typical of Victorian England, and central to the theme of duality in the novel. The original pronunciation of Jekyll was "Jeekul" which was the pronunciation used in Stevenson's native Scotland. an upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles, in this case glass beakers containing chemicals, along with drawers. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life.Jekyll’s stages of abjectiontowards the endwhich dexterously illustrates Stevenson’s sense of the body becoming different from itself, flowing out towards a discourse delinked from the heteronormative mesh. Before his death, Lanyon gives Utterson a letter to be opened after Jekyll's death or disappearance. In the first edition, the dedication page was the first page of the book, coming before the Table of Contents page, containing the 6 lines above. Published in 1886, its plot has been reinterpreted across many adaptations and its popularity endures as a seminal work in Gothic fiction.

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