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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson

1997


Scott #1756
May 13, 1997, perf.14×15

designed by Ian Pollock
fluorescent ink is used to highlight aspects of the images.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (in full The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) Novella by Robert Louis STEVENSON, published in 1886. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of the psychopathology of a "split personality."
The calm, respectable Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that will allow him to separate his good and evil aspects for scientific study. At first Jekyll has no difficulty abandoning the drug-induced persona of the repulsive Mr. Hyde, but as the experiments continue the evil personality wrests control from Jekyll and commits murder. Afraid of being discovered, he takes his life; Hyde's body is found, together with a confession written in Jekyll's hand.
The phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" has become shorthand for the exhibition of wildly contradictory behavior, especially between private and public selves.
Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature


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The other stamps in the set:

Dracula
#1754

Frankenstein
#1755

The Hound of
the Baskervilles
#1757


Samoa: 1935,   1939,   1962,   1969,   1974,   1981,   1985,   1986,   1990,   1994,   B.V.I. 1969,   Kiribati 1983,  
Marshalls 1988,   Cooks 1994,   Niue 1994,   G.B. 1993,   1994,   1997,   U.S. 2001,   Home