"Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", or simply "Jekyll & Hyde".
The story is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality. In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil.
The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.
Two student anatomists purchase the remains of humanity in the small hours of the morning. The shadowy men who bring the bodies seldom speak, and the suspicions of the students are never spoken aloud.
Until one morning, when the drapery is lifted from the face of a new acquisition and one student recognizes it as the face of a dear friend, alive and well only yesterday.
Strange things have been happening to Mr. Utterson's long-time friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll. The more worried Mr. Utterson becomes, the more he investigates Dr. Jekyll's life. His investigations lead him to Mr. Edward Hyde.
The story he uncovers is so horrific and terrifying, it is hardly believable. The shocking tale is told in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's terrifying novel.
A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
An Abdo Publishing Group audio production.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.
Volume One introduces classic stories from the original masters of horror, including Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft and Charles Dickens. Read by horror icon Doug Bradley with music and sound design by Alistair Lock.
This volume features William F Harvey's original undead hand story 'The Beast with Five Fingers' that sparked many movies including Sam Raimi's 'The Evil Dead'. Poe's classic The Tell Tale Heart is joined by Lovecraft's creepy tale of alienation 'The Outsider', and a chilling Dickens ghost story 'The Signalman'.
Harvey's other selected story, 'August Heat', asks a chilling question about a man's fate, and Saki offers something different with a tale of dead hunters returned from their marshy graves in 'The Open Window'.
This audio book collection presents the greatest works by a cross section of the most influential writers in the genre. Doug's dramatic readings are enhanced with sound design and music to really place the listener in the story.