Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958705251

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3085

Doktor Jekyll weiß von seinem gespaltenen Ich und will seine dunkle Seite nach jahrelangem Verdrängen mit Hilfe eines Elixiers steuern. Aber der böse »Mister Hyde« wird immer mächtiger und droht, die Kontrolle zu übernehmen ... In dieser wegweisenden Novelle hat Stevenson das Doppelgänger-Motiv als einer der Ersten aufgegriffen und damit viele andere große Autoren (u. A. Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka) beeinflusst und inspiriert.

Die Herren von Hermiston


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849624722


Page: 227

View: 9277

Die Herren von Hermiston (Weir of Hermiston) ist ein unvollendeter Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, der im Jahr 1896 postum veröffentlicht wurde. Die Handlung ist in Edinburgh und Umgebung angesiedelt und spielt zur Zeit der Napoleonischen Kriege. Protagonist ist Archie Weir, der Sohn des Lord Oberrichters Adam Weir, dessen Vorbild der berüchtigte „Henkerrichter“ Robert MacQueen Lord Braxfield (1722–1799) ist. Nach einer öffentlichen Kritik am Vater wird Archie auf das Familiengut Hermiston verbannt, wo er sich in die Nichte der Haushälterin Kirstie (Christina) verliebt ... (aus

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources


Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 8893

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

In der Südsee


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849624749


Page: 569

View: 5458

In der Südsee ist ein Bericht über Stevensons drei Kreuzfahrten, erschien im Jahr 1896. Dabei besuchte er die Gilbert-Inseln, Samoa, Apia, Sydney und viele Orte mehr. Dies ist die Komplettausgabe mit Band 1 und 2. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.


(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549793

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 597

Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.

Unsuspecting Souls

The Disappearance of the Human Being


Author: Barry Sanders

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582436657

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 7896

In Unsuspecting Souls, Barry Sanders examines modern society’s indifference to the individual. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, when care for human beings began to disappear slowly, and ending with the modern era, when societal events require less person-to-person interaction and introduce radical changes in common attitudes toward death and life, Sanders laments that what makes us most human is slowly dying. Our days are filled with a continuous bombardment of “information” that demands our attention and brings us out of our world and into a sterile one of inhumanity and abstraction. We’ve also lost the original sense of a collective consciousness. This loss has been culminating for two centuries now, dating back to the rise of European powers and worldwide colonization. We pick our poisons among several forms of radical fundamentalisms, each one not only a threat to the other but a threat to humanity itself. From references of Edgar Allan Poe to Abu Ghraib, this is a fascinating and worrisome story, impeccably researched and compellingly written.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003


Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337167

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 826

The finest exponents of horror fiction writing today, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Graham Joyce, Paul McCauley, Stephen Gallagher, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Basil Cooper, Glen Hirshberg, Jay Russell, feature in the world's premier annual horror anthology series, another bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction. To accompany the very best in short stories and novellas is the year's most comprehensive horror overview and contacts listing as well as a fascinating necrology.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908076

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9902

Everyone has a dark side. Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control. But soon he will discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...

Mindful Aesthetics

Literature and the Science of Mind


Author: Chris Danta,Helen Groth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441181911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 4591

In the last few decades, literary critics have increasingly drawn insights from cognitive neuroscience to deepen and clarify our understanding of literary representations of mind. This cognitive turn has been equally generative and contentious. While cognitive literary studies has reinforced how central the concept of mind is to aesthetic practice from the classical period to the present, critics have questioned its literalism and selective borrowing of scientific authority. Mindful Aesthetics presents both these perspectives as part of a broader consideration of the ongoing and vital importance of shifting concepts of mind to both literary and critical practice. This collection contributes to the forging of a 'new interdisciplinarity,' to paraphrase Alan Richardson's recent preface to the Neural Sublime, that is more concerned with addressing how, rather than why, we should navigate the increasingly narrow gap between the humanities and the sciences.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 3846

Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Im Land der Männer



Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641227348

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7102

Ein ergreifender Roman über eine Kindheit in Libyen zur Zeit der Revolution Gaddafis Suleiman ist neun Jahre alt, als sich die Welt, wie er sie kennt, für immer verändert. Es ist der Sommer 1979, und Tripolis liegt im gleißenden Sonnenlicht. Die Maulbeeren sind so süß, als kämen sie direkt vom Himmel. Aber es geschehen Dinge, die Suleiman nicht versteht und die ihm niemand erklärt. Denn Suleiman soll nicht wissen, dass sein Vater im Untergrund gegen Revolutionsführer Gaddafi arbeitet – und muss doch erleben, wie sich das Netz des Sicherheitsapparates immer enger um die Familie legt.

Der Strand von Falesa


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736861079

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 865

Das Werk "Der Strand von Falesa" (engl. "The Beach of Falesá") ist eine Erzählung des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson, die 1892 in den "Illustrated London News" und im Jahr darauf in der Sammlung "Island Nights' Entertainments" erschien. Der Autor schrieb die Geschichte, die um 1868 auf einer Südsee-Insel handelt, in seinen letzten Lebensjahren auf Samoa nieder.

Die Insel der Stimmen


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736861109

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

View: 989

Das Werk "Die Insel der Stimmen" (engl. "The Isle of Voices") ist ein modernes hawaiianisches Märchen des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson, das 1893 in der Sammlung "Island Nights' Entertainments" erschien.