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

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Published by: Mysterious Press
Release Date: October 18, 2022
Pages: 288
ISBN13: 978-1613163214


The definitive edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal tale of depraved murder and unrelenting horror, introduced by Joe Hill, annotated by Edgar-winner Leslie S. Klinger, & illustrated with over 100 color images

There’s no question that Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most influential texts of all time. The now-iconic tale, which has confounded and thrilled readers for more than a century, was described by one scholar as the only detective-crime story in which the solution is more terrifying than the problem. And even as its plot gets continually reinterpreted and reimagined in literature, film, and theater, the main themes persist, as do the titular characters, now so familiar as to have become a part of the English language.

This new edition gives the classic tale of depraved murder and unrelenting horror its most complete and illuminating presentation yet. Heavily illustrated with over a hundred and fifty full color images from the history of this cultural touchstone―including reproductions of rare books, film stills, theatrical posters, and the true-life people associated with the adventure―and extensively annotated by Edgar Award winning editor and noted Victorian literature expert Leslie S. Klinger, this thorough and authoritative approach is both an invaluable resource for scholars and a sumptuous treat for fans of the text.

Introduced by a compelling and erudite essay from bestselling novelist and short story writer Joe Hill, this complete illustrated and annotated edition of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the ultimate tribute to an enduring classic, combining revelatory and surprising information and in-depth historical context with beautiful illustrations and photographs. It is sure to please anyone interested in the Victorian era, mystery fiction, and horror tales.



p. xx:   The photo caption should read "RLS and Fanny at Skerryvore," not "at Vailima."

p. xxv:  The paragraph beginning "I don't believe..." and ending "...inexpressibly." should be indented as a block quotation (from Balfour's The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson).

p. xxviii: The paragraph beginning "While one is thrilled..." and ending "...sober fiction." should be indented as part of the preceding block quotation from Andrew Lang's review in The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art for January 9, 1886.