Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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First published in 1886, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde has since become one of the most enduring horror stories ever written. Inspired by a frightful dream, Stevenson wished to explore 'that strong sense of man's double being', something which had long preoccupied his thoughts. The book considers the notion that humanity possesses an innate capacity for both good and evil, and that only by suppressing the 'dark' side can we present to the world a facade of civilised respectability. We follow the story of the distinguished physician, Dr Jekyll, who invents a drug which causes him to transform into Mr Hyde, a violent and ruthless criminal who embodies everything that is grotesque in Dr Jekyll's nature. As time passes, Hyde's control over Jekyll begins to grow, and the insidious evil lurking within Jekyll threatens to conquer the good. The continuing relevance of the moral questions posed in this novel has afforded it a firmly established place in the literary canon. This story is, however, above all else, a thrilling and terrifying tale, and a true classic of the gothic genre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845882334
ISBN-10: 1845882334
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Nonsuch Publishing
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

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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