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“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also. I could not think that this earth contained a place for sufferings and terrors so unmanning.” So writes Robert Louis Stevenson in his psychological thriller The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a case study of what we now call paranoid-schizophrenia. The collection includes some of Stevenson’s grimmest short fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” and “Markheim.”

Jenny Davidson received her doctorate from Yale, and currently teaches English literature at Columbia University.


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