Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Book - 1984
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Publisher: West Haven, CT : Academic Industries, 1984.
ISBN: 9780883017029
0883017024
Characteristics: 61 p. :,ill. ;,17 cm.

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Tabaqui
Aug 24, 2017

For its level of fame, this book is short. Just because it's a quick read, however, doesn't mean it's shallow. No, indeed! I had never fully read Jekyll and Hyde, so the story was somewhat new to me. I found it to be the most interesting when the main character read the letter left behind by Jekyll, and we discovered what had been happening. An unsettling look at the duality of human nature, and what happens if we allow evil to take control.

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NGYSOBKNRIWFHBLMSH
Jun 05, 2017

ever known someone with a split-personality? think carefully, some of them are skilled at hiding their condition. this novel is like unto the inside story of one(two). think jack the ripper. the story is it came from a nightmare rls was awakened from, and then he hastened to write down what he could remember. unlike Coleridge, with his kubla khan, rls was able to finish the beginning of a great work of art. the movies have been horrible (spencer tracy was in one of them, Barrymore in another). go to the original source for genuine horror that teaches about human nature. "I must have stared upon it for nearly half a minute, sunk as I was in the mere stupidity of wonder, before terror woke up in my breast as startling as the crash of cymbals, and bounding from my bed, I rushed to the mirror. at the sight that met my eyes, my blood was changed into something exquisitely thin and icy. yes, I had gone to bed henry Jekyll, I had awakened Edward Hyde. how was this to be explained? I asked myself, and then, with another bound of terror--how was it to be remedied?" "whereas, in the beginning, the difficulty had been to throw off the body of Jekyll, it had of late gradually but decidedly transferred itself to the other side. all things therefore seemed to point to this: that I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self, and becoming slowly incorporated with my second and worse."

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ManMachine
Feb 18, 2017

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland - Robert Louis Stevenson (born November 13, 1850) was a gifted novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.

First published in 1886 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll tells a dark tale of a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old, kindly friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the decidedly evil Edward Hyde.

This influential novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

(*Note*) - On December 3, 1894 - Robert Louis Stevenson (44 at the time) died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage.

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Posey_MayLove
Jan 04, 2017

My friend Loves this book so I wanted to read it. Knowing it's a classic even made me want to read it more. I decided to use an audio. Following along I loved how it was written and the story it self. It's a nice little read of only taking 2 hours depending on how fast you read and have time to listen. I do have to say though this is a very interesting tale of mystery.

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hayasash
Aug 02, 2016

Did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The concept is fantastic, and something I would like to explore myself (as in write about not create a potion). Can't wait to read Stevenson's other short stories. As classics go, the descriptions are a little tedious but as classics go, I feel that they are well placed and required.

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weirdduck88
Apr 30, 2016

While it's difficult to read this when you know the twist, how the story is told -- not through Jekyll but an observer character -- keeps the story engaging with a sense of foreboding.

AbigailCurious May 03, 2015

This is a classic that its genius is lost in today's society. It's story was innovative in a time of world lacking in psychological thrillers and knowledge. Today its a very bland book with nothing to offer.

SpringAltman Jun 21, 2014

Dr Jekyll's experiment to create an alter ego- get out of his control as Mr Hyde commits a murder

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JosephJ
Feb 06, 2014

This short book is another classic that I well enjoyed. It is rather like a mystery novel, following Mr. Hyde around the story. Walking around by day as a distinguished gentleman and at night a murderer, Mr. Hyde is very dangerous. Small though it is,The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is brimming with mystery and will hold you to the last page.

unbalancedbutfair Apr 21, 2012

A classic work of fiction, I would argue science fiction, that deals with the idea of what we carry inside us. Everybody is familiar with the story, but it is worth reading. It is nice to read a story that uses a fairly extensive vocabulary not in order to be pretentious, but because the words accurately convey the author's intent. Everyone should read this book.

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