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Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde (original 1886; edition 1984)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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A kind and well-respected doctor can turn himself into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug he's created.
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Title:Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde
Authors:Robert Louis Stevenson
Info:Reclam, Ditzingen (1984), Edition: Rev. Ausg., Taschenbuch, 117 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (chrisharpe, lucyknows)
    lucyknows: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness could be paired with Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray or The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In all three novels the authors depict the struggle of people against the forces of evil.
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    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (SanctiSpiritus, ghr4)
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    The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (ncgraham)
    ncgraham: Another great Victorian horror novel.
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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Sylak)
    Sylak: Delving the depths of human savagery and corruption.
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    The Face of Another by Kōbō Abe (lilisin)
    lilisin: Very different stylistically but these books cover the same theme. However, Abe goes into much more detail about the repercussions that comes with letting your other side get the best of you.
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson (Waldstein)
    Waldstein: The Penguin Classics edition is worth having by all who enjoy Stevenson's brilliant little novel. The Introduction, Notes and afterword by Robert Mighall vary in quality and contain some superficial, misguided or simply irrelevant stuff. But they also contain some fascinating background and useful annotations.… (more)
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    weelinda: this book was a wonderful book to read and now I have read all the books in this series well the two of them but they are very very good and will be reading the third one soon
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Elegantly told and suspenseful, this classic story certainly stands the test of time. I read the Keynotes Classics edition. I especially appreciated the introductory key written by Michelle M. White. She provides interesting information about the author and offers valuable suggestions about what to look for in the story. As a result, I believe I got much more from this reading than I did when I first read it. Highly recommended. ( )
  SAMANTHA100 | Nov 13, 2019 |
A familiar plot with a surprisingly complex narrative structure in the original. I'm glad I finally got around to it. ( )
  ralphpalm | Nov 11, 2019 |
One of those 'classics' on everyones to be read lists.
It's alright. ( )
  Shahnareads | Oct 22, 2019 |
The writing style is attention-grabbing and flows very well. The story is concise in a masterful way. The author does not add irrelevant details to the plot. Stevenson does a better job than Shelly, in my opinion, in showcasing moral degradation and abandon. The writing did not hamper the pace of the novel neither did it drag it out, making it easier to engage with.

The allegorical portrayal of Victorian society was enlightening. Drug use, violence/ criminal behavior, degradation and good vs evil are the main themes of this book. This book seems to show the darker side of moral pretense and the ending is heavy with Gothic elements. The book maintains that the battle with one’s darker side cannot be quick and the adverse effects of taking such routes are shown explicitly.
Full review on https://saadiapeerzada.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-an... ( )
  Saadiaa | Jun 19, 2019 |
It's interesting to read classics when everyone already knows the story. I wonder if it had been different to read it without any prior knowledge, but I enjoyed this a lot. ( )
  runtimeregan | Jun 12, 2019 |
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Stevenson, Robert Louisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gelev, PenkoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moshynski, SusanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Øye, AgneteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bentley, B. AllenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chaon, DanAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Charyn, JeromeAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dwiggins, W.A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eyre, A. G.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Finzi, GilbertoForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fruttero, CarloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gallone, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haglund, ErkkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jørgensen, OskarIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keeping, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krog, HelgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Larsstuvold, RunePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lucentini, FrancoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McMullan, KateAdaptersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nabokov, VladimirIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nordberg, NilsIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oliva, SalvadorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Razzini, VieriEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spencer, AlexanderNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorn, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, C. KingsleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Epigraph
It's ill to loose the bands that God decreed to bind;
Still will we be the children of the heather and the wind;
Far away from home, O it's still for you and me
That the broom is blowing bonnie in the north countrie.
Dedication
TO
KATHARINE DE MATTOS
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Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable.
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With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two. I say two, because the state of my own knowledge does not pass beyond that point. Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens.
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This is the single story work. Please do not combine with other story collections or with abridged versions.
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Suspense, omicidi, atmosfere cupe: c'è quanto basta per restare svegli con Lo Strano Caso del dr. Jekyll e del sig. Hyde. È la storia di un dottore che scopre in una droga il mezzo per trasformarsi in una creatura mostruosa. Ambientato nella Londra del XIX secolo, il romanzo di Stevenson ha inizio in una strada cittadina, con una chiacchierata tra l'avvocato Utterson e suo cugino Enfield. Passeggiando, i due superano una casa che ricorda a Enfield una brutta vicenda: in quell'abitazione era vissuto un certo signor Hyde che aveva picchiato brutalmente una bambina. Utterson resta scosso dal racconto e se ne torna a casa. Ma poco dopo, nel suo studio, fa una scoperta inquietante: il beneficiario del testamento del dottor Jekyll è il signor Hyde. Si mette così sulle trac e di Hyde. Lo trova, gli parla, ma la conversazione dura pochi secondi perchè Hyde interrompe il colloquio bruscamente e sparisce. Invano l'avvocato chiede chiarimenti al dottor Jekyll, di cui è molto amico: il medico è evasivo e, anzi, a un certo punto non si fa neppure trovare. La tensione sale, i colpi di scena si susseguono, c'è un omicidio. Chi ne è l'autore? Utterson insiste con il dottor Jekyll per conoscere la verità. Ma questa verrà alla luce solo negli ultimi due capitoli. Caratterizzato da un ritmo incalzante, il libro di Stevenson esprime la convinzione dello scrittore che la mente umana abbia una doppia natura. Ma è anche un' efficace denuncia dell'ipocrisia della società vittoriana.
(piopas)
Haiku summary
What's in this test tube?
I don't know. Should I drink it?
Sure, what could go wrong?
(Carnophile)
A mad scientist
divides himself in two parts.
He’s both good and bad.
(marcusbrutus)

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