Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation

Series
Longman
Author
Robert Louis Stevenson / Joseph Conrad / Mary J Shelley / Susan J. Wolfson / Barry V. Qualls  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
255
Pub.-date
February 2008
ISBN13
9780321415615
ISBN
0321415612
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Description

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, edited by Susan Wolfson and Barry Qualls, 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.

 

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete texts of these important literary works, reliably edited, headed inviting introductions, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

 

Features

  • In these three semi-nightmarish tales, an uncanny other turns out to be a second self, a sharer of intimate anxieties, repressed energies, dark impulses. 
  • Illuminated by materials ranging from Shelley's poetry, Darwin's confrontation with strange aliens in South America, Stevenson's writing on dreams, and Conrad's writing on fiction, as well as reviews and critical reactions, this volume will fascinate students of psychology, fiction, and the darker precincts of nineteenth-century literary imagination.

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

                                             

         Transformation

 

        Absence

 

            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    

 

Further Reading and Viewing 

 

Back Cover

Robert Louis Stevenson, Susan J. Wolfson and Barry W. Qualls

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Secret Sharer

 

A Longman Cultural Edition

0321415612

 

Editors:  Susan J. Wolfson and Barry W. Qualls

General Series Editor:  Susan J. Wolfson

 

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Author

Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University. In addition to this present volume, her editorial work includes  Felicia Hemans (Princeton UP, 2000) and the Longman Cultural Edition of John Keats.  With Claudia Johnson, she is coeditor of the Longman Cultural Edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. With Peter Manning, she is coeditor of the Romantics volume in The Longman Anthology of British Literature, and Selected Poems of Lord Byron (Penguin, 2005).  Her critical books include the prize-winning Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in British Romanticism (Stanford UP, 1997) and Borderlines: The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism (Stanford UP, 2007). 

Barry V. Qualls is the author of The Secular Pilgrims: The Novel as Book of Life (Cambridge), and of articles and reviews on 19th-Century English Literature and on the Bible and its literary impact.   His teaching interests focus on Victorian fiction and on biblical literatures.  At Rutgers, he is Vice President of Undergraduate Education; earlier he served as Dean of Humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Department of English.