Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
This reader contains an abridged text that is true to Stevenson's novel. It comes with a free CD of the novel, an introduction, detail about the author, notes on the themes, list of characters, and a glossary. The story concerns Dr. Henry Jekyll who feels he is struggling with the good and evil within himself. This leads to a struggle between his dual personalities of Jekyll and Edward Hyde. This classic novel has been made available for students. Whether you are a student, or an Englishlanguage learner, or just looking for somethinggreat to read in English, the Word PowerEnglish Readers are a new series with retoldtext that captures the best and key elementsof the novels they are based on, characternotes, author biography and details about thetime each novel was written. There is alsoa glossary of the less familiar words in eachbook. The English used in the books is veryclear and the elegance of the language willinspire calm in the reader. This series willhelp both students of the novels, as well asstudents of English, who are looking to gainfluency in English.Each book comes with an audio recording ona CD placed into the back of the book.
Therecording is read by an actor who speaksclearly and slowly for those less familiar withthe English language. The book and audiorecording can be used together to helpstudents learn the correct pronunciation asthey read and to improve their sight wordrecognition. Audio-assisted reading also helpsto build fluency skills by allowing students tohear the tone and pace of a skilful reader.The level of the Readers is B1/B2.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a novelist, essayist and poet. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850. Stevenson has written some of the greatest works in literature and these include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Black Arrow. Although he never enjoyed good health, he travelled widely. His final home was in the tropical island of Samoa, where he died in 1894. His novel in this edition was abridged by John Kennett.
Introduction; To the Reader; Summary of plot and explanation; The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson; The UK at the time the novel was written; the novel; the main characters in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; List of characters; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; Glossary