In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities—one essentially good, the other evil—for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.
I picked this for a gift and it was received and enjoyed by my son. He and I enjoyed discussing the story which was presented well in this edition, a thrifty find indeed which will... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim MacKinnon
decent book but not very engaging. you spend about 7 pages bored then about 3 engaged. decent read however if your bored.Published 5 months ago by elliot wilson
Everyone should read this classic book. There are so many references in life to this book, and also helps one deal with one's demons.Published 14 months ago by shadirocks
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This book really provides an interesting insight on the duality of man. This novel really is short and sweet, I read it very quickly, but enjoyed every single word. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2009 by Brian Murphy
Quite short story, but one of the best Ive read of RLS. Last book he wrote before he died I think....
Great story, great fast read..
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This book is less of a gripping story and more of a thought-provoking read. Stevenson could have written a much longer story following Jekyll and Hyde, a story that was more... Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by Amazon Customer
This book is defenitly a classic. It probably could have been of longer. If it was at least the length of franenstein I am sure I would have given it 5 stars. Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Nicholas M. Lamarca
Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a disappointing, unstimulating, and over-graphic story. Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by M. Hill