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Are you struggling to understand Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
Or, are you an English teacher wanting readymade exercises and guidance to help you teach this difficult text?
Do your students need support to understand the language properly and work independently on the book?
This brilliant edition of Stevenson’s novel may be the answer to your prayers. Written by an experienced teacher and best-selling author, this version is aimed at students who must analyze the text in depth or teachers wanting to deliver outstanding lessons on it.
This book contains an annotated complete text, numerous essays on the novel, including detailed accounts of Robert Louis Stevenson’s life, relevant contexts, and discussion of vital themes and imagery. The complex vocabulary of the book is analyzed throughout, and simple explanations of what is happening punctuate each chapter.
Furthermore, there are academic explorations of the issues as well as comprehensive question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter, including a “fill in the blanks” summary to check your understanding. At the end of the guide, there is advice on how to write successful essays and assignments. There are also plenty of pointers to help students develop their own personal responses, including thought-provoking thematic questions, links to the author’s YouTube readings and explanations, and creative response tasks.