Classic of the week: Hidden package

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson, Zulma, £6.99
One in a series of snazzy, if overpriced, English classics being issued by a French publishing house, this is one of those books you only think you know. In the original, you encounter the evil Edward Hyde long before Dr Henry Jekyll; and when Jekyll does open up, the theme of hypocrisy is more strongly stressed than any version has dared to make it since. A handful of Stevenson’s critical essays serve to take this edition over the psychologically important 100-page mark.