Autore: Robert Louis Stevenson

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    • Robert Louis Stevenson   

      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Level B2/C1

      An eminent scientist, Dr Jekyll, his despicable alter ego, Mr Hyde, and a well-respected London lawyer, Mr Utterson are the main protagonists of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, one of the greatest classics of English literature. What lies behind the strange occurrences between Utterson's old friend Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde? The lawyer investigates and deciphers the mystery, which is not only a detective case but a reflection on the ambiguity of human nature and a criticism of Victorian hypocrisy.

      This volume includes an essential biography of the author, an extensive introduction, spot-on notes to the text, and a wide range of activities for comprehension and analysis. Each section of activities also contains first-style exercises that promote language competence and cultural knowledge.

    • Robert Louis Stevenson   

      Treasure Island

      Level A1/A2

      Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is one of the greatest adventure stories ever written. It’s got everything: memorable characters, a treasure, a sea voyage, a desert island, and mutiny. The young hero, Jim Hawkins, lives at his father’s inn on the west coast of England. The story opens with the arrival of a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, who brings with him a large chest containing a treasure map. The discovery of the map is the prelude to an adventurous journey that will take young Jim across the world. The volume includes a wide variety of activities for the four skills, several Ket-style level A2 tests, and dossiers that explore and expand the cultural and historical aspects associated with the story. The volume ends with an exit test and provides a full recording of the text.

    • Robert Louis Stevenson   

      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Level B1/B2

      Quietly pacing up and down the foggy streets of London, Mr Utterson decides, almost despite himself, to investigate what bewildering connection might exist between the respected scientist Henry Jekyll, his long-time friend and client, and an evil-looking little man who is seen trampling over a child.

      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the anatomy of a victim-killer, himself the product of a repressive society. With total originality, R.L. Stevenson locks the story inside an ingenious narrative structure and gives it a somber confessional tone, delineating the stages of a man’s gradual loss of self as witnessed by his loyal, compassionate but powerless friend.

      This volume and CD offer the opportunity to enjoy an original text while learning at the same time. Notes and language activities help the reader to follow the stories, appreciate aspects of the writing, memorize vocabulary and practice language structures. A final section contains further stimuli, with contextualizing notes and images.