Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeQuestions & Final Thoughts
4 out of 5 stars to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson. So here’s how naive I was years ago… and keep in mind I was an English major who loved the classics… I’d read some short stories about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a teenager, maybe saw some video or tv versions…. can’t quite remember. Sophomore year in college, this is listed on the assigned syllabus for one of my courses. And I’m like “I think there’s a mistake. Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. He didn’t create this mystery about a strange man.” I couldn’t separate that the author had different styles and stories. I don’t know what I was thinking… maybe I had no sleep… point being, this was a turning point in literature for me, where I realized how an author could truly write very different novels. And both be great! For me, this was why I loved reading all the time. Drama. Intrigue. Mystery. Suspense. Crazy. Unique. Peculiar. It was everything my boring life wasn’t at the time. I suspect most people don’t realize this was a lengthy novel before it was a short work and a TV thing. It’s a must read. Go. Now.

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4 thoughts on “Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    June 16, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    R.L. Stevenson was a great writer. Thanks for this fine review!

    Liked by 1 person

    Emma's Library said:
    June 17, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    I read this recently and loved it! I now need to get to reading some of his other works.

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