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30 review for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paul Bryant

    This 70 page novelette is a load of old cobblers but very elegantly expressed cobblers. The main idea is that everyone has a bad side and a good side – Man is not truly one, but truly two And hey, maybe more for all I know, says Dr J I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens. Got that, a mere polity. So I think he’s thinking of something like multiple personalities or sumpin. Now Dr J, being an upstanding wealthy This 70 page novelette is a load of old cobblers but very elegantly expressed cobblers. The main idea is that everyone has a bad side and a good side – Man is not truly one, but truly two And hey, maybe more for all I know, says Dr J I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens. Got that, a mere polity. So I think he’s thinking of something like multiple personalities or sumpin. Now Dr J, being an upstanding wealthy individual, still and all, he has a bad side. It’s not made explicit, this being 1886, what that consists of, but we might possibly imagine it could be smoking opium, or taking cocaine, like Sherlock did (but he never classed that as a vice); or maybe visiting prostitutes of one or another sex, some of whom would surely be way under the age of consent, but that is pure speculation. Could be Dr Jeckyll’s bad side consisted of coughing during church services or not raising his top hat to a legless veteran. We don’t know, we’re not told, so our imaginations can run riot. So Dr J thinks it’s uncomfortable for the good and the bad side of a person to co-habit – that “in the agonized womb of consciousness these polar twins should be continuously struggling” as he puts it. He therefore invents a Magic Potion to enable them to separate. Here’s where the total cobblers comes in : I not only recognized my natural body for the mere aura and effulgence of certain of the powers that made up my spirit, but managed to compound a drug by which those powers should be dethroned from their supremacy, and a second form and countenance substituted, none the less natural to me because they were the expression, and bore the stamp, of lower elements in my soul. If anyone can translate that hifalutin mumbo jumbo into English please let me know. I would say that Dr J has a rather over-refined mode of expression at the best of times – this is him saying that all his servants were asleep: The inmates of my house were locked in the most rigorous hours of slumber Anyway, once Dr J had drunk of the potion and become the shrunken, hideous Mr H, he gets to go wild. But specifics are still hard to come by : The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were undignified; I would scarce use a harder term. But in the hands of Edward Hyde, they soon began to turn towards the monstrous. Well, that’s all you get. The only actual crimes we hear about are a motiveless street murder and a strange incident where he knocks a kid over in the street and “tramples” over her body. She isn’t injured, but a posse of angry citizens immediately forms and he is cornered and coughs up the sum of £100 in compensation. The internet tells me that this represents £11,500 in today’s money, which equals around $14,300. Wow, that’s a lotta dough for not looking where you’re going. But anyways, what is the point of all this?? Dr J is not trying to suppress his bad side, quite the reverse, he’s liberating it. His potion makes it easier to function. You might think that he’d want to invent a potion to completely eradicate his bad side, but no, it seems the idea is simply to continue to do bad things but be less bothered by them the next day. Really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. I mean, was Dr J's ideal John Wayne Gacy? He seemed to be able to effortlessly combine the good side - successful builder, children's entertainer as Pogo the Clown - and the bad side - slaughterer of 33 teenaged boys. Didn't bother him at all, until he was arrested. I guess this novel is an expression of Victorian male guilt – the men wanted to be able to do as they pleased, but if they were middle-class, were hemmed in every which way by strict codes of conduct. (Four years later in 1890 Oscar Wilde published The Portrait of Dorian Gray which also explored the idea of being able to do anything without consequences.) Another odd thing I found in this little novel was that a middle-aged man living alone in central London would need a whole gaggle of servants headed up by a butler to get by. And that would be considered normal. Unless you’re a Saudi billionaire, times have really changed.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Faroukh Naseem

    The Jeckyll and Hyde relationship is one that has been read and watched and reread and rewatched and referred to and used as adjectives for years. . #theguywiththebookreview presents The Strange Case is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . This is the type of Classic That can get you excited about the genre! Very strong use of sentence structures and dialogues; is spooky yet almost poetic in places which sounds ironic even to me while I write this. But it’s true, every word, period and exclamation point in The Jeckyll and Hyde relationship is one that has been read and watched and reread and rewatched and referred to and used as adjectives for years. . #theguywiththebookreview presents The Strange Case is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . This is the type of Classic That can get you excited about the genre! Very strong use of sentence structures and dialogues; is spooky yet almost poetic in places which sounds ironic even to me while I write this. But it’s true, every word, period and exclamation point in this book is measured and has an impact. Similar but a more detailed example would be Dracula which had me surprised with the complexity in its writing. . What I liked most about this book is that it takes place in basically a couple of streets and isn’t unnecessarily spread across locations. Very much focused on the characters and their relationship dynamics, a great insight into a fictional . I was invested in the tug of war between Jeckyll and Hyde and at multiple levels I felt it’s artful social commentary by Robert Louis Stevenson that’s valid even today and well human nature can’t escape from itself until the end of time and this book’s core will always remain valid. . A brilliant book and I can safely say, they don’t write books like these any more.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jlawrence

    Always wanted to read this gothic classic, and was prompted to do so now in preparation for reading The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter. I found myself enjoying Stevenson's writing, but was curious, since I know the reveal from a hundred other sources, if it would captivate overall when I know the plot/twist? In this instance, *some* parts of the mid-story were a bit tedious because I knew where the story was headed. But the finale in both the tale of a witness and the confession is an Always wanted to read this gothic classic, and was prompted to do so now in preparation for reading The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter. I found myself enjoying Stevenson's writing, but was curious, since I know the reveal from a hundred other sources, if it would captivate overall when I know the plot/twist? In this instance, *some* parts of the mid-story were a bit tedious because I knew where the story was headed. But the finale in both the tale of a witness and the confession is an excellent example of riveting storytelling even if you know everything that's to be revealed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    L. McCoy

    WARNING: THIS IS MY FIRST REVIEW FOR A BOOK THAT ISN'T A COMIC, THAT BEING SAID IF THIS REVIEW SUCKS DONKEY B**LS I AM SORRY! What's it about? Uh... s***, this is a bit hard to describe. There's a good chance y'all know so I'll just get to my review. Pros: This version has some good illustrations thrown in there. The story is interesting. This is not a predictable tale. Cons: I didn't care about any of the characters. This is extremely slow paced. This story could have been much shorter but for the sake WARNING: THIS IS MY FIRST REVIEW FOR A BOOK THAT ISN'T A COMIC, THAT BEING SAID IF THIS REVIEW SUCKS DONKEY B**LS I AM SORRY! What's it about? Uh... s***, this is a bit hard to describe. There's a good chance y'all know so I'll just get to my review. Pros: This version has some good illustrations thrown in there. The story is interesting. This is not a predictable tale. Cons: I didn't care about any of the characters. This is extremely slow paced. This story could have been much shorter but for the sake of making it longer it also becomes boring (and I hear this version is abridged so... no way I'm touching the original). The dialogue is boring. The twist is f***ing stupid. I won't fully give it away but imagine somebody getting infected with the Crossed virus on purpose only the results aren't nearly as NSFW or bats*** crazy. Sounds pretty awful, right? That thought should give you a good idea of what happened. Overall: This book is very boring and I got no idea why it's considered such a masterpiece. In all fairness, being a huge fan of the horror genre my hopes may have been too high. It's not awful, I'm sure it probably helped inspire some of the horror stories I like and I know it inspired one of my favorite songs but I am not a fan of this book. 2/5 Edit: I just remembered, it inspired 2 of my favorite songs, this is the other one and I should warn both songs are good but NSFW.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    I have read this book several times - both as an original and as a condensed version. For all out straight effect the reader is best able to get the gist and the whole scope of this book in its original form. As for my reading this particular edition it was around and within my simple stretch while my husband has never heard of it. Yes I am floored by the fact that with a teacher as his mother and having watched "Page Master" he has never really heard of Jekyll & Hyde. As for this edition I have read this book several times - both as an original and as a condensed version. For all out straight effect the reader is best able to get the gist and the whole scope of this book in its original form. As for my reading this particular edition it was around and within my simple stretch while my husband has never heard of it. Yes I am floored by the fact that with a teacher as his mother and having watched "Page Master" he has never really heard of Jekyll & Hyde. As for this edition it wasn't bad but it did keep its stuffy and quite dry tone from the original. As a result it did lean towards kind of boring, which is the reason I suggest to read the original, which in its original format wasn't quite as big anyway. Like other illustrated classics there are some pages that have clear sketch drawings thus it can work as a coloring book for the reader as well. In the end it would be a great and much cleaner introductory story to this dark Classic. But like most of the other Illustrated Classics this is one to enjoy in its original telling if you don't mind going for a challenging read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jody

    Do any of you all have any strong opinions about the abridged ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC EDITIONS? Some of my fifth graders are caught reading them very occasionally, and I own a few in my classroom library, but personally, I'm not a big fan. They seem more like Cliffs Notes or something like that. I suppose the drawings (which are hysterical, and the captions underneath them...even more so) help a child to feel like they've read a big, important book and it wasn't so much drudgery. I'm just wondering Do any of you all have any strong opinions about the abridged ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC EDITIONS? Some of my fifth graders are caught reading them very occasionally, and I own a few in my classroom library, but personally, I'm not a big fan. They seem more like Cliffs Notes or something like that. I suppose the drawings (which are hysterical, and the captions underneath them...even more so) help a child to feel like they've read a big, important book and it wasn't so much drudgery. I'm just wondering if these things help bridge a child's reading until they mature enough to just read whatever--do they have a place in the process? Thoughts?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cody

    In excellent book of which not much can be said without spoiling it! Originally published in 1901 (I think) Jechyll and Hyde has that old 1800s English feel about it. There is also a strong moral element to the story — which was written before morals became 'relative'. I very much enjoyed reading Jeckyll and Hyde and would recommend it to most people!

  8. 4 out of 5

    ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ

    Classic story but creepy. I read the Children's Illustrated Classics version but quite frankly, I wouldn't recommend this to young children.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Caspar Vega

    Loved this series as a kid.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jag Barton

    “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” by Robert Louis Stevenson, was an amazing book. It felt boring at first because the pieces were everywhere but about half way into the book I started to put the pieces together. They were on “Once upon a time” so I decided to read this book and see if it was the same story, it met halfway. This book is about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book is through Mr Utterson’s perspective. Dr. Jekyll is a scientist, he had been acting strange and not himself. “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” by Robert Louis Stevenson, was an amazing book. It felt boring at first because the pieces were everywhere but about half way into the book I started to put the pieces together. They were on “Once upon a time” so I decided to read this book and see if it was the same story, it met halfway. This book is about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book is through Mr Utterson’s perspective. Dr. Jekyll is a scientist, he had been acting strange and not himself. There was also another man Mr. Hyde, and anyone around him would get an eerie feeling like evil to him. Utterson knew that Mr. Hyde was a mischievous man just by the first time he met him on the streets late one night. That night Mr. Hyde had signed a check by the name of Dr. Jekyll. A few days later there was a murder, and all the clues led down to Mr. Hyde. Nobody knew where he was hiding or if he ran away. Something was going on with Dr. Jekyll his butler brought him to the house and then brought him to the lab. The butler said that there were cries and screams to god in there, from Jekyll and then all he heard was footsteps but not Jekyll’s. They broke down the door and there lay (dead) Mr. Hyde. There were letter two letters one was a will and one was to utterson the letter explained how “every man isn’t one man but two” and he conducted experiments and he needed a human one so he used himself drank the concoction and then brought Mr. Hyde he transformed from one man to another and he felt young and free and well evil and went about doing stuff. He had to drink the potion to switch between the two but then it got out of hand. He could only be Mr. Hyde if fell asleep as Dr. Jekyll and then wake up as Mr. Hyde. So both Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll, were dead. I loved this book I thought it was boring at first then I put the pieces together and I kind knew that Jekyll and Hyde were the same person from a t.v. show I watched. But in the show they actually separated. I think it was quite an adventure for Mr. Utterson. I don’t know how I would react if my good friend was being overtaken by his evil half (doubt that would ever happen though). I don’t know why he would keep this a secret from all of his friends they could have helped him and he could have shared his discovery to the world too. But like I said this is a great book. I really enjoyed it. I think the theme of this book is don’t get involved with something you can’t handle. Dr. Jekyll couldn’t handle Mr. Hyde, Mr. Hyde took over Dr. Jekyll.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kindra

    In reading aloud to my kids, this book brought up ample discussions of our own inner combat with good and evil. For years to come, we'll likely use these characters as a reference for pointing out that one does not come to greatness without struggle as Dr. Jekyll would have preferred... and to be without care or conscience as in Mr. Hyde leads to abysmal agony. A well deserved classic.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jens Gärtner

    Quite fun yet not quite a good book. I don't remember the original, since I read it many years ago in a rather mediocre Spanish edition, so I don't have a reference to really compare. The adaptation was –beyond the obvious reasons– unsurprising and anything but mysterious, illustrations were fun even though their footnotes were dumbly scandalous and unnecessary.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bruno Enrique

    Good twist at the end.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Blake U.

    My Grandpa assigned me this classic for English. I read this first and am reading the actual classic next.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Debashish Chakraborty

    This was my first introduction to Gothic horror of the Victorian era. The theme justifies the repressive attitude for natural instincts and desires that the era was known for.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Joshua

    The book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is about one man with two personalities. It all started when Gabriel John Utterson, the attorney for Dr. Jekyll, saw a man hurt a little girl on the street. After capturing the man, Mr. Utterson learned that the man’s name was Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde apologizes and gives her family money just in case the little girl is hurt and needs to go to the hospital but he does not seem sincere. Mr. Utterson becomes suspicious when he finds out that both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. The book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is about one man with two personalities. It all started when Gabriel John Utterson, the attorney for Dr. Jekyll, saw a man hurt a little girl on the street. After capturing the man, Mr. Utterson learned that the man’s name was Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde apologizes and gives her family money just in case the little girl is hurt and needs to go to the hospital but he does not seem sincere. Mr. Utterson becomes suspicious when he finds out that both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde live in the same place. Dr. Jekyll also made some strange requests in his will and the beneficiary was Mr. Hyde. Mr. Utterson is determined to find out what kind of relationship Dr. Jekyll has with Mr. Hyde. A year later a man is murdered with a stick and it is then linked back to Dr. Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll tells Mr. Utterson that Mr. Hyde has left and promises not to cause him any more trouble. After Mr. Hyde’s body is found dead, Mr. Utterson finds out that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person. He finally learns the truth about Dr. Jekyll. He had been drinking a potion to try to relieve himself of his self-conscience and turn into Mr. Hyde to do bad things. My likes and don`t likes about this book is that, I have to say why use science for the wrong reason when you know it’s wrong. I do like that it’s a book full of suspense and a lot of mystery, like Sherlock Holmes books. I give this book 2 out of 5 because Dr. Jekyll clearly made the mistake that no scientist would like to make in their entire scientific life. He used his knowledge for bad reasons which resulted in hurting people.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars I'll admit it: this is one of those books that I, sort of, "pushed myself into reading" because it's considered a classic. Although, I really did enjoy reading it, and I understand its reputation. Unfortunately, the problem with catching up on classic, well-known novels is that the stories end up spoiled simply by society. Nowadays, the names "Jekyll" and "Hyde" are used in a synonymous way as words that describe multiple personalities. Thus, most readers today would Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars I'll admit it: this is one of those books that I, sort of, "pushed myself into reading" because it's considered a classic. Although, I really did enjoy reading it, and I understand its reputation. Unfortunately, the problem with catching up on classic, well-known novels is that the stories end up spoiled simply by society. Nowadays, the names "Jekyll" and "Hyde" are used in a synonymous way as words that describe multiple personalities. Thus, most readers today would know that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person; through adaptations, plays, and tributes, more than half the story has already been spoiled. In other words, the novella, while it is a great read, isn't as relevant as it was when first written/published. I frequently wanted to turn the page, and there was still enough suspense/discovery to make me want to keep reading. The only problem with the writing itself is that I would have liked to read a little bit more about what led Jekyll into wanting to be Hyde. The last 50 or so pages (with all the letters) are great with detail and wrap up the book brilliantly, but what were Jekyll's motives? Psychologically, what made him want to become Mr. Hyde? A look into the mind of the doctor would make it even better. Overall, you should definitely read it if you haven't. Despite less relevance today, it's a page-turner, and it was still nice even when I basically knew what the ending meant.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Annabelle

    The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-written, captivating book. The book held my attention, and there was never a dull moment within its pages. I enjoyed reading this book because there were many literary techniques, including foreshadowing and imagery. I could envision the setting and make out the events that were happening. Another reason I enjoyed this book was because the characters within the story seemed alive and real. The author did a fantastic The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-written, captivating book. The book held my attention, and there was never a dull moment within its pages. I enjoyed reading this book because there were many literary techniques, including foreshadowing and imagery. I could envision the setting and make out the events that were happening. Another reason I enjoyed this book was because the characters within the story seemed alive and real. The author did a fantastic job of making you feel like you were inside the story with the characters and experiencing everything that they were. My favorite character was Mr.Utterson. He was reasonable, down-to-earth, and level-headed. "Mr.Utterson the lawyer was a man of rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment, yet somehow lovable" (Stevenson 2). My favorite quote from the book is, "Mysteries often vanish when facts are brought forward."-Utterson (pg. 44). I like this quote because it is applicable to life now, not just life in a mystery book. Once facts are shown, mysteries often cease to exist. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and a plot twist.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    I read this as a teenager and enjoyed it, but I knew in advance who Dr. Hyde was. I can imagine, though, that Victorian readers, not being subjected to cultural references and media interpretations, would be truly startled by the story. While I read it, I could see the influence of Darwin (Hyde is several times referred to as "ape-man") and Freud, as well as Mary Shelley's earlier Frankenstein. I also wondered how different the story might have been if Jekyll had been married (note: none of the I read this as a teenager and enjoyed it, but I knew in advance who Dr. Hyde was. I can imagine, though, that Victorian readers, not being subjected to cultural references and media interpretations, would be truly startled by the story. While I read it, I could see the influence of Darwin (Hyde is several times referred to as "ape-man") and Freud, as well as Mary Shelley's earlier Frankenstein. I also wondered how different the story might have been if Jekyll had been married (note: none of the men in the story are married!). Barry Moser's illustrations didn't add anything to the story, though I liked them. I don't think I enjoyed this as much as I did when I first read it, but I did notice a lot more and appreciate Stevenson's writing style, which is plain and unadorned compared to the flowery verbosity of Victorian writing generally. Recommended as an interesting read illuminating some of the scientific and philosophical thought of the period.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Aidan

    WOW! This book was amazing! I was really surprised when I checked to see who the original author was and it was Robert Louis Stevenson, who was the same person who wrote Treasure Island! Which really surprised me because I liked the writing and story of The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a lot better than Treasure Island! As for my thoughts on the story, like I said it was amazing. I loved how how Stevenson wrote the book from third person, but how it was kind of from the perspective WOW! This book was amazing! I was really surprised when I checked to see who the original author was and it was Robert Louis Stevenson, who was the same person who wrote Treasure Island! Which really surprised me because I liked the writing and story of The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a lot better than Treasure Island! As for my thoughts on the story, like I said it was amazing. I loved how how Stevenson wrote the book from third person, but how it was kind of from the perspective of Mr. Utterson and the clues he finds along the way. Also one thing I noticed Stevenson includes in all the books I've read by him so far is that, someone always seems to faint. Which isn't something that annoys me just something I have noticed. And after reading this, I would definitely read more books my Robert Louis Stevenson.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Roberta

    Eddie, Eddie, where are you? I don't wanna find you. But yes, I do. In the beginning, I had to force myself to keep reading. Halfway through, I could not put the book down. The book's escalating rhythm was quite masterful, yet not overwhelming. For such a short novel it certainly made an impact. If I compare it to "Of Mice and Men", which was similar in length, then Stevenson's classic was perhaps a bit lacking in terms of depth. Rather the ability to pass it on was the problem for me, not existence Eddie, Eddie, where are you? I don't wanna find you. But yes, I do. In the beginning, I had to force myself to keep reading. Halfway through, I could not put the book down. The book's escalating rhythm was quite masterful, yet not overwhelming. For such a short novel it certainly made an impact. If I compare it to "Of Mice and Men", which was similar in length, then Stevenson's classic was perhaps a bit lacking in terms of depth. Rather the ability to pass it on was the problem for me, not existence itself. Dr. Jekyll's confession was convincing and unconvincing at the same time; it spoke to me in my mind, but had trouble making a connection with the emotional side. I wonder why. People cannot be categorized. It puzzles me whether the book agreed with that statement or rather denied it completely. Definitely a book I will read again. Eddie has to be found eventually.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    This is the the book of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, who is also the author of the book Treasure Island. The main character is Dr. Jekyll and the two minor character are Dr. Lanyon and Mr. Utterson. This book a story of a mystery which Mr. Utterson is trying to figure out. This book is based in London, England in the 1800's (I think). There is a man that is very horrible and Mr Utterson's cousin was telling him all about it, and Utterson realizes that This is the the book of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, who is also the author of the book Treasure Island. The main character is Dr. Jekyll and the two minor character are Dr. Lanyon and Mr. Utterson. This book a story of a mystery which Mr. Utterson is trying to figure out. This book is based in London, England in the 1800's (I think). There is a man that is very horrible and Mr Utterson's cousin was telling him all about it, and Utterson realizes that this man maybe be protected by Dr. Jekyll and he has to figure it out. While you are reading the book many wierd things happen and Mr. Utterson is looking for evidence, in the end he figures it out. If you loved Treasure Island you will also love this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jed Day

    I read the book, The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevensen, but adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto. It is about a guy named Mr. Utterson. Some mysterious things were happening between him and his two friends. One day, Dr. Jekyll's butler tells Utterson that he saw someone or something creeping around Dr. Jekyll's house. Utterson comes, they think that someone has killed Dr. Jekyll, and is in his room. They knock down Dr. Jekyll's door, and find him dead. Utterson finds a I read the book, The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevensen, but adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto. It is about a guy named Mr. Utterson. Some mysterious things were happening between him and his two friends. One day, Dr. Jekyll's butler tells Utterson that he saw someone or something creeping around Dr. Jekyll's house. Utterson comes, they think that someone has killed Dr. Jekyll, and is in his room. They knock down Dr. Jekyll's door, and find him dead. Utterson finds a letter in Dr. Jekyll's room with his name on it. In the letter it says that Dr. Jekyll created a drug that would turn him into two separate people, his good side and his bad side. As time goes on, the bad side of Dr. Jekyll takes over him. It was a very mysterious and interesting book!!!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson I enjoyed this classic a lot. It was a book that I knew the story of, but hadn't read before, so I figured it was time. I wish it was longer, it would have been even better. For how long ago this was written it's an incredible story, not to mention that it still holds up to today. A very creative, intriguing read. I recommend it. :) Dr. Jekyll ~ "As I stared in the mirror, I recognized that evil on Hyde's face. But he did not THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson I enjoyed this classic a lot. It was a book that I knew the story of, but hadn't read before, so I figured it was time. I wish it was longer, it would have been even better. For how long ago this was written it's an incredible story, not to mention that it still holds up to today. A very creative, intriguing read. I recommend it. :) Dr. Jekyll ~ "As I stared in the mirror, I recognized that evil on Hyde's face. But he did not disgust me. I welcomed him. This, too, was myself." Overall Opinion: ★★★★★ ~Kayla My Blog

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hilery

    Read this to my 11 year old while he was sick. We really liked it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melinda Christensen

    This classic mystery has a creepiness about it from beginning to end. I'm sure it would be rewarding to read the original text by Robert Louis Stevensen, because this version is a bit convoluted. Dr. Jekyll is respected as a professional, but people start to question him and his close association with an evil-looking and acting Mr. Hyde. There are times when Dr. Jekyll is just not available, and Mr. Hyde seems to have control over him. It takes an inspector and a good friend from medical school This classic mystery has a creepiness about it from beginning to end. I'm sure it would be rewarding to read the original text by Robert Louis Stevensen, because this version is a bit convoluted. Dr. Jekyll is respected as a professional, but people start to question him and his close association with an evil-looking and acting Mr. Hyde. There are times when Dr. Jekyll is just not available, and Mr. Hyde seems to have control over him. It takes an inspector and a good friend from medical school to solve the mystery of the two men, one good and one evil.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Damian

    Hello everybody, I am back with a new "Great Illustrated Classics" book. This time it's one of my favorites, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". This was one of the best books from the series I've ever read dealing with evil and the degradation of humanity. The book kept me enraptured all the way through and had surprising twists and turns throughout the book. Sorry This review isn't too long but I've got to get back to my books. Until next time, READ MORE BOOKS. Damian.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    This is one of the earliest classics I have read, and one that has stayed with me for the longest time. It is haunting to get the taste of what is modernly classified as a dual or split personality disorder. It used to feel so unreal, like a fairytale gone wrong. Since I have it in my library, I would be picking this up again to refresh my memory.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dude18

    4.5 It is an interesting book. :) I feel the author did a great job explaining the characters and explaining how the story went. I can't wait for the jolly adventures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. That's next.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Hambrick

    I didn't realize I had bought the children's version of this story, which made it quite boring and... Well... Childish. If you already know the plot twist I would suggest not wasting your time reading the book, it's pretty much the only interesting thing that happens.

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