Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with Online Theory and Criticism Passcode
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781554812615 / 1554812615
  • 232 pages; 5½" x 8½"

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with Online Theory and Criticism Passcode

  • Publication Date: September 16, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781554812615 / 1554812615
  • 232 pages; 5½" x 8½"

This page offers a package combining the Broadview Edition of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with a passcode to a website containing a range of theory and criticism about the novel. Both the passcode and the Broadview Edition of the novel can also be purchased separately.

Broadview’s Online Theory and Criticism augment the outstanding selection of historical materials included in the Broadview Edition of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by providing a wide selection of more recent articles and other resources specifically oriented to the study of Jekyll and Hyde using critical theory. The Online Theory and Criticism supplement to the novel is thus perfectly suited to courses emphasizing theoretical approaches. Though the site can be purchased independently and used with any text of Jekyll and Hyde, this package offers the Broadview Edition of the text (which also includes an introduction and historical contextual materials) together with the Online Theory and Criticism passcode at a discounted price.

Because Broadview’s Online Theory and Criticism appears on the web, we are able to offer a breadth and depth of material that would be unwieldy in a print book. A selection of twelve articles offers a wide representation of critical approaches to Jekyll and Hyde, beginning with the classic reading by Vladimir Nabokov and extending to consider Jekyll and Hyde with regard to class, same-sex desire, patriarchal power structures, late nineteenth-century psychology, addiction, evolutionary theory, and more. Alongside these readings specific to Jekyll and Hyde, the site also features foundational writings by key figures in literary theory, from Freud to Foucault. Every article is supplemented with discussion questions and a list of “Connections” guiding students to related material on the site; for students approaching literary theory for the first time, a series of brief introductions to common critical approaches to literature offers additional guidance.

For an excerpt from the appendices of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, please see our blog post: The “Umbrella-Philosopher” According to R.L. Stevenson.


“Impressive, wide-ranging, and informative, Broadview’s fantastic new Online Critical Edition of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike. Its ‘Introduction to Theory’ section offers a clear and succinct introduction that will easily translate into the classroom, whether for an undergraduate upper-level seminar or a graduate course. The interdisciplinary assemblage of readings, discussion questions, visuals, and external links offers a treasury of exciting resources for a broad group of readers. This is an edition not to be missed.” — Elizabeth A. Way, Wake Forest University

“The critical essays are a welcome addition to the contextual materials in Danahay’s edition, and the inclusion of foundational theoretical texts and broader introductions to approaches such as animal studies, psychoanalytic criticism and queer theory make this web component an exceptional resource for teaching Jekyll and Hyde as an introduction to theory and criticism.” — John Savarese, University of Waterloo

Bound Book

Preface to the Third Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Appendix A: Stevenson’s “A Chapter on Dreams” (1888)

Appendix B: Stevenson’s “Markheim” (1884)

Appendix C: Stevenson’s Deacon Brodie (1879)

Appendix D: Letters, 1885–86

Appendix E: Stevenson in Bournemouth, 1884–87

Appendix F: Reviews of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  1. Unsigned, The Times (25 January 1886)
  2. Julia Wedgewood, Contemporary Review (April 1886)
  3. From Henry James, Partial Portraits (1894)
  4. John Addington Symonds to Robert Louis Stevenson, (3 March 1886)
  5. Punch (6 February 1886)

Appendix G: The Stage Version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Appendix H: Degeneration and Crime

  1. From Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)
  2. From Gina Lombroso Ferrero, Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso (1911)
  3. From Max Nordau, Degeneration (1895)

Appendix I: London in the 1880s

  1. From George Augustus Sala, Gaslight and Daylight with Some London Scenes they Shine Upon (1872)
  2. From Arthur Ransome, Bohemia in London (1912)
  3. From J. Milner Fothergill, The Town Dweller: His Needs and Wants (1889)
  4. From William Booth, In Darkest England and the Way Out (1890)

Appendix J: “Jack the Ripper”

  1. New York Times (9 September 1888)
  2. The Times (10 September 1888)
  3. Punch (15 September 1888)
  4. Punch (22 September 1888)
  5. Punch (29 September 1888)
  6. Punch (13 October 1888)
  7. From D.G. Halstead, Doctor in the Nineties (1959)

Appendix K: Victorian Pyschology

  1. From Thomas Carlyle, “The Age of Romance” (1837)
  2. From Henry Maudsley, “The Double Brain” (1889)
  3. From F.H. Myers, “Multiplex Personality” (1886)
  4. From James Sully, “The Dream as Revelation” (1893)
  5. From Richard Krafft-Ebing, Pyschopathia Sexualis (1886)
  6. Punch Cartoon (12 August 1882)

Appendix L: The Victorian Gentleman: Body and Clothing

  1. From Robert Louis Stevenson, “Gentlemen” (May 1888)
  2. From Robert Louis Stevenson, “Some Gentlemen in Fiction” (June 1888)
  3. From Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Philosophy of Umbrellas” from Lay Morals and Other Papers (1911)
  4. From Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Character of Dogs” (1887)
  5. “The Grand Old Name of Gentleman,” Punch (21 January 1888)
  6. From John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated (1854)
  7. From John Ruskin, Letter to Miss Constance Oldham (9 April 1876)
  8. From R. H. Hutton “The Clothes of the Mind,” The Spectator (2 March 1867)

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Web Contents

Articles on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  1. Vladimir Nabokov, from “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  2. Stephen Heath, from “Psychopathia sexualis: Stevenson’s Strange Case
  3. Gordon Hirsch, from “Frankenstein, Detective Fiction, and Jekyll and Hyde
  4. Patrick Brantlinger and Richard Boyle, from “The Education of Edward Hyde: Stevenson’s ‘Gothic Gnome’ and the Mass Readership of Late-Victorian England”
  5. Peter Garrett, from “Cries and Voices: Reading Jekyll and Hyde
  6. William Veeder, from “Children of the Night: Stevenson and Patriarchy”
  7. Elaine Showalter, “Dr. Jekyll’s Closet”
  8. Daniel Wright, from “‘The Prisonhouse of My Disposition’: A Study of the Psychology of Addiction in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  9. Anne Stiles, from “Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde and the Double Brain”
  10. Jane Rago, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A ‘Men’s Narrative’ of Hysteria and Containment”
  11. Linda Dryden, from “‘City of Dreadful Night’: Stevenson’s Gothic London”
  12. Stephen Arata, from “The Sedulous Ape: Atavism, Professionalism, and Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde

Foundational Theory Articles

  1. Feminism and Queer Theory
    1. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, from “The Queen’s Looking Glass: Female Creativity, Male Images of Women, and the Metaphor of Literary Paternity”
    2. Michel Foucault, “The Perverse Implantation”
    3. Judith Butler, from “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution”
    4. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, from “The Beast in the Closet”
  2. Marxism
    1. Karl Marx, from The Communist Manifesto
    2. Karl Marx, from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts
  3. New Criticism
    1. Cleanth Brooks, “The Formalist Critics”
  4. Postcolonial Theory
    1. Homi Bhabha, from “Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Dehli, May 1817”
  5. Psychoanalytic Theory
    1. Sigmund Freud, from “The Material and Sources of Dreams”
    2. Sigmund Freud, from The Ego and the Id
  6. Semiotics
    1. Ferdinand de Saussure, from Course in General Linguistics
  7. Poststructuralism
    1. Jacques Derrida, from “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences”
  8. Theory and the Gothic
    1. Sigmund Freud, from “The Uncanny”
    2. J.J. Cohen, from “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”
    3. Julia Kristeva, from Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

Introduction to Theory

  1. Affect Theory
  2. Animal Studies
  3. Cultural Materialism
  4. Deconstruction
  5. Ecocriticism
  6. Feminist and Gender-Based Criticism and Theory
  7. Formalism, New Formalism, and New Criticism
  8. Historicism and New Historicism
  9. Marxist Theory and Criticism
  10. Mythopoeic Theory and Criticism
  11. Narratology and Narrative Theory
  12. Postcolonial Theory
  13. Print Culture and History of the Book
  14. Psychoanalytic Criticism
  15. Queer Theory
  16. Reader Response Theory
  17. Structuralism and Poststructuralism

Visual Material

  1. From Illustrated Editions
  2. Newspaper Articles
  3. Other Visual Materials

The Online Theory and Criticism site has foundational articles by key figures in literary theory which can be applied to the study of the novel. It also features discussion questions for each article, brief introductions to common critical approaches to literature, and a collection of pertinent visual materials. An access code to the website is included with all new copies. If you purchased a used copy or are missing your passcode for this site, please click here to purchase a code online.