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

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

'He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp... his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter' Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true i...


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TitleThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
ISBN9780141439730
Author
Release DateFeb 27th, 2003
PublisherPenguin
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Horror, Fiction, Science Fiction, Gothic
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Reviews The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

  • Dustin
    2015-04-20
    IntroductionHorace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto was originally published on Christmas Eve, 1764, and would serve as a primary origin in holiday publication. It's also considered one of the first gothic horror stories. Traditionally, the genre was characterized by settings in or "around ancient castles or monasteries deep in the gloomy forests, [and] involving proud Italian or Spanish nobles and the machinations of corrupt ecclesiastics." This ...
  • Orient
    2016-07-07
    I quite enjoyed the adventure through the Tales of horror with creepy moments, interesting twists and some beating around the bush. The eternal fight between good and evil. A doomed personality with an inner fight between social acknowledgement and dark needs. My favorite tale is “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. It is one of the reasons why I chose this book. I saw some adaptations and wanted to reach the real core of the story....
  • Wilier
    2017-06-09
    La clásica historia de la dualidad del hombre nunca ha sido mejor plasmada que en este clásico de R. Lois Stevenson donde un doctor encuentra la forma para separar las barreras que delimitan la bondad y la maldad de toda persona. Y esta vez está de vuelta para Halloween pues es una historia de terror que por diversas razones no fue publicada en octubre (no había acabado de leer el libro).Todo interesado en la psicología seguramente conoce es...
  • Jovo Autonomašević
    2018-02-17
    Forget all the films you've seen and open this book with an open mind. It is a brilliant horror story, and more besides. The story gradually gathers pace, with the chapters increasing in length as the reader is drawn ever deeper into the horror of the hero's fate. The story is told via the observations of the hero's friends, until at the very end, the hero's own words take up the narrative and reveal the terrible mystery that has been building up...
  • Mimi
    2014-11-23
    I'd forgotten how high-strung, anxious, and creepy Victorian horror writing could be. Perhaps it's creepy because it's so uptight...This is my third time through Jekyll and Hyde and first time through the other two stories; one is about genetic vampirism and the other a pair of serial killers (inspired by the Burke and Hare murders). All three stories are quick reads, perfect for those times when you're alone at night waiting for a bus or train t...
  • Jess
    2015-08-11
    This contains 3 separate reviews : 1 ) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 2) The Body Snatcher and 3) Olalla 1) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Jekyll/Hyde is such a part of modern pop culture, it even managed to work its way into an episode of CBBC's Arthur as a song (see Exhibit A above)- does anyone else remember this??!! So many people have heard of the 'Jekyll and Hyde personality' but so few have read the 70ish pages ...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    2017-10-03
    My mind is already trying to work out how exactly to stage this, even though I know it's been done before. For some reason, I feel like two different actors for the two separate personalities would be interesting, but it sort of negates the fact that both these personalities inhabit the same individual, doesn't it? Hm. Back to the drawing board, for now.Otherwise I'm fairly pleased to finally be able to say I've read the original novel (novella? ...
  • Latasha
    2015-04-11
    it's interesting how in the book Hyde is dwarfish because he reflects Jekyll's undeveloped wickedness but they always make him big & scary in the movies. reread: I don't like this book as much as I feel I should, being a horror fan girl and all. sorry!
  • Wanda
    2013-05-15
    I wonder if this story had any influence on Carl Jung’s shadow theory—that we each have a shadow self to embody our negative traits, as Henry Jekyll quite literally does with his alter-ego, Edward Hyde. Stevenson had surely studied Descartes’ philosophy. René Descartes (and his theory of mind/body duality) has an awful lot to answer for. Our whole Western world view tends towards dividing the world into two camps: us & them, man & nature, ...
  • Sarah
    2015-08-18
    I studied the original text for college so when I saw this in my library, I decided to read it because it looked really dark and creepy. I liked how they cut out a lot of the writing from the original so they could adapt it into a comic but unfortunately it was a bit hard to follow. If I didn't read the original text, I would have been pretty lost. The artwork was good for the most part but a few panels weren't up to the standard of some of the o...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    2012-02-11
    I reread this in preparation for a Netgalley selection. I forgot that Hyde is actually a dwarfish man with outrageously violent tendencies and an evil disposition. He’s always portrayed as some ginormous animal man. To think that this brilliant scientist discovered a deadly potion to allow himself to live out his basest fantasies. He killed, stole, drank excessively, and was a general neighborhood terror feeling entitled invincible. So what kin...
  • Kirsty Hanson
    2017-01-23
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book that captured the minds of millions of people when it was first published in 1886. 201 years later, this captivating novella by Robert Louis Stevenson is a book that delves into the question of dual identities and the repression of society.Dr. Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise o...
  • Charlie Raffaele
    2014-11-11
    I didn't enjoy Jekyll and Hyde as much as I might have, since I was aware of the majority of the themes and the plot, long before I started it. This meant that much of the plot is predictable and lacks the sense of mystery it might have had when it was first released. It is also very dated, lacking much of the context in which it was originally released. This took away much of the impact that the book might have had. With both of these difficulti...
  • Reader Extraordinaire
    2018-01-21
    While the characters may lack a certain something, the gothic atmosphere and background more than make up for it in all three chilling short stories.
  • Emilie Emzbooksandco
    2017-09-30
    4.5/5 This was my second reading of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and I’m still impressed by Stevenson’s words. This book is marvelous, stunning, gorgeous.
  • Beth
    2011-09-12
    God, what a horrible, insufferable slog of a book. (This review refers solely to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, not the other "tales of terror.")My editions (GR doesn't list it) is 88 pages long. 88 pages has never felt longer or nastier or...yes, the crtiicism of the uneducated and impatient and blah blah blah, so BORING. It took me six days to read. For an 88 page book!I'll admit it: I'm judging Jekyll and Hyde solely on the book ...
  • Brittany
    2011-04-10
    I really liked the concept of the book. The split between good and evil in everyone, and how Jekyll devolved into basically pure evil in the end. I almost pitied him as he realized he would/could no longer exist, even though he didn't feel too remorseful about the things he did (aside from the killing of Carew). Also, the idea that Hyde may not have been purely evil, trying to change himself back to Jekyll before realizing it was useless and kill...
  • The other John
    2009-01-21
    The introduction to this book has a great quote: "...Stevenson's story is more known about than actually known..." This was certainly true for me, and ever since enjoying The League of Extra-ordinary Gentlemen*, I had a desire to change that. I finally managed to snag a copy of the tale and read it. As you probably know, it's the tale of a Doctor Henry Jekyll, who concocts a potion that transforms him into Mr. Edward Hyde, an amoral man without r...
  • Gary Hoggatt
    2012-04-17
    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of those books that, like many classics, everyone "knows" but no one's ever read. It's worth reading as it has influenced a great many stories since and has several worthwhile moments of its own, but only if you can put what you think you know about the story to the side. If you can put yourself in the place of the characters, the tale is mysterious and the fact that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are one and...
  • Baby Jesus-Cries
    2016-07-19
    Öncelikle başlıkta da görüldüğü gibi Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde'ın dışında da öyküler bulunuyor kitapta. Sırasıyla;- Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde- Ceset Hırsızı- OlallaDr. Jekyll bildiğim ve orijinalini okumayı çok istediğim bir öyküydü. Keşke böyle kısa bir öykü değil de koca bir roman olsaydı diyor insan, nedense benim çok hoşuma giden bir öyküdür bu. Diğer ikisi de aynı derece olmasa da güzellerdi. Öykülerde bi...
  • Orcun
    2018-01-21
    Bu derlemede Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde (1886) ile birlikte Ceset Hırsızı (1884) ve Olalla (1887) adlı uzun hikâyeler yer alıyor. Bilindiği üzere, Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde'ın alt metni yorumsal açılımlara çok uygun ve insanın ikili doğası üstüne söz söyleyen önemli edebi metinlerden biri kabul ediliyor; fakat hikâye anlatımı açısından, bu ikinci okumamda da çok sürükleyici bulmadım. Gerçek bir olaydan esinlenilen kasvetl...
  • Merel
    2017-05-31
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 3.5The Body Snatcher: 4Olalla: 3
  • Chloe
    2018-02-11
    Review to come.Rating - 2/5
  • Mafalda Fernandes
    2017-10-19
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde - 4*The Body Snatcher - 4.5*Olalla - 3.5*
  • Dark Slayer
    2013-10-19
    ‘Good’ and ‘evil’ are chiefly found in works whose main goal is about the inner struggle and from which the reader may delineate the conflict between the two that inevitably exist in the psychological side of the same person. This Gothic device is prominently used in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde symbolize the good (the former) and evil (the latter) which permanently live ...
  • Timothy Morrow
    2012-05-19
    I went into this book knowing that it shouldn't be like any of the terrible adaptions on television, I was partly wrong. Indeed, the horrible Mr. Hyde was not the giant grotesque monster I saw on tv, nor was the story very close to anything they tried in Hollywood. The similarity between the book and televisions, Jekyll/Hyde, was that I was not amused with either. The concept and the idea of the story is amazing and beautiful, a man fighting betw...
  • Rjurik Davidson
    2012-03-11
    Another tale rightfully seared into our collective consciousness, the experience of reading it can't be anything like that of its first, unsuspecting, readers. But a nicely plotted little tale of mystery, its final section, when Jekyll makes his confession, is chilling. For his tale resonates with anyone who has felt divided within themselves, and who would claim never to have felt such internal conflicts? At once a tale of an addict, a Jungian s...
  • Nina
    2015-02-13
    Well that was a randomly quick read of 70pgs, so the thing is - i would have found this to be a much better book if the whole freaking premise had not been spoilt beforehand. AARGH. why why why? A tale of duplicity, Dr Jekyll symbolises our 'good' nature, Mr Hyde the 'evil' within us. They are one and the same person, intertwined in a story of the prevailing of evil.I need a a break from this cover. Penguin? nOPE. ANYWAYS, A GOODISH READ FOR THE ...
  • Als M. eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er seinen Usernamen zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt
    2016-07-29
    the 2nd story was haunting As F***