Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Book DescriptionSimplified and shortened, this accessible retelling of 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' remains faithful to the original text in its treatment of the story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780746076675
(196mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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US Kirkus Review » Two comic-book veterans condense Stevenson's well-known psychological thriller into 40 pages in this slim graphic-novel adaptation. Following closely to the original, Grant's adaptation portrays the enigmatic Dr. Jekyll, as pursued by the lawyer Mr. Utterson. When Utterson hears rumors of a ruthless maniac named Mr. Hyde, he begins an investigation into Hyde's background. As he deepens his search, he makes the startling discovery that Jekyll and Hyde are actually the same person. Grant's reworking should serve as an adequate introduction for younger readers interested in Stevenson's work. Kennedy's illustrations, while brightly colored, are somewhat flat, with a consistently straight-on point-of-view; the overuse of this angle becomes tiring. As far as graphic-novel adaptations go, this one is rather pedestrian: There are no real standout features, though no glaring detractions. And not much popular appeal, either, unless classics adapted in this form are actively being sought. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)
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