Poe, Jekyll, and Hyde: Dreams of Doubles (Paperback)
Imagine Edgar Allan Poe in London encountering Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This book takes you there-- through the shadowy back streets to the heart of darkness where the esteemed Dr. Jekyll's uninhibited and uncontrolled double dwells. This remix of the famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson includes added new chapters featuring Poe, author of classic tales of terror and double selves. In addition, sections of Stevenson's tale have been seamlessly rewritten to include Poe in the famous story. The presence of Poe amplifies themes present in Stevenson's original story. By re-imagining the famous tale of a doppelg nger, Jordan is able to explore philosophical and literary ideas related to the theme of doubles while also providing the same fast action and dream-like setting in London as the original. NOTE: Also included is THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL NOVEL BY STEVENSON, plus an essay on the writing of the remix, plus hand-drawn illustrations by the author. "This fantastic new version of Stevenson's tale is sure to be a classic in its own right." -- Michael Meloan, co-author of THE SHROUD. "Matt Dukes Jordan is scouting the misfit masters and scouring the margins of mondo-Americana." -- Carlo McCormick, PAPER magazine "It rolls off nicely." -- Charles Bukowski in a letter to Jordan regarding a short story by Jordan.
About the Author
MATT DUKES JORDAN is the author of two best-selling books on the underground art movement known as lowbrow art or pop surrealism -- WEIRDO DELUXE and WEIRDO NOIR. He is the author of a biographical exploration of Charles Bukowski's life in Los Angeles called BUKOWSKI'S LA. He has written for many publications including the MIAMI NEW TIMES and PLAYBOY ONLINE. His poetry and short fiction appears in literary magazines and anthologies. He shows art in galleries in Los Angeles and New Orleans and online at ImageKind.com.