The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.


Details The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

TitleThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
ISBN9780451528957
Author
Release DateSep 2nd, 2003
PublisherSignet Classics
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
Rating

Reviews The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    2011-03-18
    ”It came about that Edward Hyde was so much smaller, slighter, and younger than Henry Jekyll. Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other. Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay. And yet when I looked upon that ugly idol in the glass, I was conscious of no repugnance rather of a leap of we...
  • Ariel
    2014-10-28
    OH BOY, OH BOY, PEOPLE I HAVE A NEW FAVOURITE!This edition came with two stories, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "The Bottle Imp," and they were both awesome let's talk about them. I'm so excited I can't contain myself.Jekyll:- So. Well. Crafted. From beginning to end the story was engaging and the themes where quite straightforward, but I really love that in writing (see: George Orwell is my favourite author). I like it when a...
  • Anne
    2009-05-17
    Pfft.This Stevenson guy totally ripped off Stan Lee's Hulk character! I mean, did this dude seriously think he could get away with what basically boils down to a copy & paste job of one of the most iconic literary characters in comics?! I. Think. Not.Stan, my friend, you have a real chance at winning a copyright infringement lawsuit. (view spoiler)[For the love of all that's good and holy, please don't "correct" me in the comments. Hello? Joking!...
  • Stephen
    2009-07-12
    KUDOS, KUDOS and more KUDOS to you, Mr. Stevenson!! First, for bringing me more happy than a Slip N Slide on a scorching summer day by providing Warner Bros with the inspiration for one of my favorite cartoons, Hyde and Go Tweet: ...I mean who didn't love giant, cat-eating Tweety Hyde. Second, and more seriously, when I tardily returned to your classic gothic novella as an adult, you once again red-lined my joy meter with the strength and eloquen...
  • Fabian
    2014-10-27
    The appearances/superficiality motif appears as early on as the first sentence in this tense, tight, but ultimately convoluted smear of a novella. Count on countenance for good & sturdy bones in a story of detection... & yet... Plus there are really nice framing devices on display here, a check-mark always in my book, like the letters within letters narrative, a nifty exercise, which is mighty cool. (Here, my favorite sentence from the Robert Lou...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2015-02-26
    Robert Louis Stevenson was a man who knew how to play his audience. Utterson, the primary point of view character for this novel, is a classic Victorian gentleman; he is honest, noble and trustworthy; he is the last reputable acquaintance of down going men like Henry Jekyll. So, by having a character who evokes the classic feelings of Victorian realism narrate the abnormal encounterings, it gives it credibility; it gives it believability; thus, t...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2016-10-26
    4.5**Read for class*
  • Jeff
    2015-03-26
    What I learned reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? By Jeff1) Some things are better left unsaid. Really? Who knows how Hyde indulged himself? Hookers? Pirating? Running an orphan sweat shop? Booze? Opium? Ripping the “Do Not Remove under Penalty of Law” labels from mattresses?2) Never have a nosy lawyer as a best friend. Who the hell hangs out with lawyers?3) My evil Hyde would not be a top hat wearing, monkey-like Juggernaut. Sorry, he would be...
  • J.G. Keely
    2012-11-15
    After the overblown Frankenstein and the undercooked Dracula, it's pleasant to find that the language and pacing of the third great pillar of horror is so forceful and deliberate (especially since I was disappointed by Stevenson's other big work, Treasure Island). But then, this is a short story, and it's somewhat easier to carry off the shock, horror, and mystery over fewer pages instead of drawing it out like Shelley and Stoker into a grander m...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2014-02-08
    It seems like I've been familiar with the "good" Dr. Jekyll and the "evil" Mr. Hyde all my life, but the thing that most struck me, once I finally got around to actually reading this classic, is--other than their outward appearance--how alike these two aspects of the same man actually are. Dr. Jekyll has always been aware of the duality in his character: he admits to some apparently fairly serious youthful indiscretions, and even when he consciou...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2014-10-31
    IF ONLY the revelation halfway through this had been unknown to me before reading it, I probably would have enjoyed this book more. It was good, but knowing what the twist is can really bring a story down for me.This book is also very simple and to-the-point, which isn't always my favourite style of writing. I would have enjoyed for the story to be more drawn out, preferably with an addition of at least another hundred pages.
  • Delee
    2014-01-22
    A veeeeeeeery short buddy-read with: Buddy Loooooove, Too much Buddy Love aka I want to be called The Nutty Professor, I love everybody Buddy Love, What did I do to deserve this Buddy Love?, Gimmie some Buddy Love....aaaaaand My brand new Buddy Love. Whew! Did I get everyone??? I am not a classic book reader- I fall under the category that some snobbish readers would call a fluffy reader..a reader for entertainment purposes only- Not a reader fo...
  • Evgeny
    2016-09-26
    The story is widely known and very influential. It was retold and replayed countless number of times by practically everywhere and everybody, including one of the best cartoon series of all the time, Looney Tunes:For this reason people writing blurbs for the book decided it is quite fine to take a lazy route and give spoiler right away. At least in my opinion something revealed only in the last chapter should be considered a spoiler. I am going t...
  • Fernando
    2017-02-06
    El Señor preguntó a Caín: “¿Dónde está tu hermano?” Él respondió: “No lo sé, ¿acaso soy el guardián de mi hermano?”Este genial libro de Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson es lo que yo llamo un clásico con todas las letras. Uno de esos clásicos que demuestra que no necesita tener mil páginas para transformarse en algo inolvidable. Menos de cien páginas le bastaron a esta pequeña (pero gran) novela de Stevenson para tomar lo mej...
  • Jean
    2014-04-15
    Do you know what a "Jekyll and Hyde" character is? Of course you do. It is one of the descriptions, originally in a piece of literature, which has now become accepted in our vernacular. And there are many renditions of the story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and countless references to it in all aspects of life. Quite an achievement for a slim Victorian volume written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, and published in...
  • Manny
    2016-08-19
    By day, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll mouths platitudes about trickledown economics in front of a teleprompter while vaguely apologizing. By night, the demoniacal Mr. Hyde stands in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoots people. Will the US electorate realize what's happening before it's too late?_____________________(view spoiler)[They didn't. (hide spoiler)]
  • James
    2016-09-05
    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson. So here's how naive I was years ago... and keep in mind I was an English major who loved the classics... I'd read some short stories about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a teenager, maybe saw some video or tv versions.... can't quite remember. Sophomore year in college, this is listed on the assigned syllabus for one of my courses. ...
  • Sarah
    2017-04-17
    “Man is not truly one, but truly two” Dr. Jekyll attains through his experience with being both himself and Mr. Hyde that there are actually two sides to him. He claims that people, as far as he can tell, are made up of two sides― good and evil.But is it really true? Is a good and dignified person, good and dignified because that is what s/he is supposed to be?Because that is the way s/he is expected to be?Does everyone have a secret dark s...
  • Foad
    2013-11-16
    ۱. ما شخصیت "دو-چهره" رو بیشتر از طریق فیلم "شوالیۀ تاریکی" کریستوفر نولان می شناسیم. اما نولان توی خیلی از شخصیت های بتمن (از جمله خود بتمن) دست برده و تا حد زیادی تغییرشون داده. به خاطر همین منبع مطمئنی برای شناخت این شخصیت ها نیست. از جمله، یکی از خصوص...
  • Apatt
    2015-10-04
    “I have become a monster! I must find a place where I can hide! That’s it! I shall call myself…” DUN-DUN-DUUUUN!!! “Mr. Where-I-can!”The above is paraphrased from a “Morecambe & Wise” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde sketch, they don’t often make me laugh, but this one is gold!Not so much "The Strange Case" as the "Overly Familiar Case". The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those stories that practically everybody knows ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2016-02-20
    كلنا تزورنا الكوابيس و لكن هل نستخلص منها روائع روائية مثل ستيفنسون ؟الفصام. .مرض منتشر أكثر مما نتخيل ..و هناك شعرة منه بداخل كل منا !! قد يكون في صورة تقلبات مزاجية بسيطة أو حادة..و قد يكون في تلك الصورة العبقرية المريعة التي رسمها ستيفنسون في قصته ا...
  • Bradley
    2013-03-25
    I had hoped that a re-read would have increased my appreciation of this old, albeit classic, tale, but alas, I still just find it *okay*. I can't complain about the style because I've read a lot of Stevenson's contemporaries. I can't complain that it's not "fantastic or gruesome" enough, because it does have a certain low-level miasma of hysteria that works fine as a thriller.What I can and want to complain about is something that has annoyed me ...
  • Robin
    2017-06-26
    My impetus for reading this classic 1886 novella was seeing an interview with Donna Tartt in which she discusses writing The Goldfinch. She says that she read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde during her formative years and that there's "something of it in every book I've ever written". Well, since I adore every book Ms. Tartt has ever written, it was high time I read this.I love the creeptastic gothic stories from this time period - Frankenstein, Dracula, a...
  • Franco Santos
    2015-07-07
    Hace rato que tenía pendiente este clásico del terror. Me gustó. En algunos momentos se me hizo bastante pesado, pero las últimas páginas valieron todo el esfuerzo. Quizás si no hubiese sabido el final, lo hubiera disfrutado mucho más. Es una historia que nos muestra la sombra detrás de la sonrisa; la lucha interna entre el rescoldo y la llama.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2012-03-31
    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis StevensonStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886. The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, a...
  • Paul Bryant
    2017-02-15
    This 70 page novelette is a load of old cobblers but very elegantly expressed cobblers. The main idea is that everyone has a bad side and a good side –Man is not truly one, but truly twoAnd hey, maybe more for all I know, says Dr J I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens. Got that, a mere polity. So I think he’s thinking of something like multiple personaliti...
  • Raya راية
    2017-04-20
    "إن الإنسان سيُعرّف لاحقاً تعريفاً مطلقاً بأنه محض هيكل يقطنه سكّان متنوّعون ومتنافرون ومستقلّون." كان بداية معرفتي باسم الدكتور جيكل من خلال المسلسل الكرتوني الشهير "توم وجيري" وأيضاً من خلال مسلسل "تويتي وسلفستر" إلى أن وقعت على الرواية وأنا في ...
  • Mohammed Ali
    2017-05-01
    " .. و مهما كان ذلك، فبعد البحث الدقيق في نفسي، خرجت بالإزدواجية الأساسية في الكائن البشري . " * إقتباس من رواية ." .. لاحظنا و شاهدنا بعضا من زملائنا يسلكون كالخنازير، في حين يسلك البعض الآخر كالملائكة. و يوجد هذان النمطان من الإمكانات كلاهما بداخل الإن...
  • Carmen
    2014-05-17
    If each, I told myself, could but be housed in separate identities, life would be relieved of all that was unbearable; the unjust might go his way, delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin; and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path, doing the good things in which he found his pleasure, and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil. It was the curse of mank...
  • Lotte
    2014-08-15
    This book was the start of my on-going love story with gothic fiction. Definitely one of my favorite classics in one of my favorite genres. I highly recommend this!