With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton Head of English Studies University of Ripon and York. In seeking to discover his inner self the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886 this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man’s nature and it is the book which established Stevenson’s reputation as a writer. Also included in this volume is Stevenson’s 1887 collection of short stories The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness Markheim the sinister study of the mind of a murderer Thrawn Janet a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession Olalla a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains Will O’ the Mill a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper and The Treasure of Franchard a study of French bourgeois life.