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'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp . . . and as I looked, there came, I thought, a change - he seemed to swell - his face became suddenly black, and the features seemed to melt and alter.' Utterson, the lawyer, is becoming increasingly anxious about the strange behavior of his friend, Dr Henry Jekyll; and, in particular, by Jekyll's association with an ugl 'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp . . . and as I looked, there came, I thought, a change - he seemed to swell - his face became suddenly black, and the features seemed to melt and alter.' Utterson, the lawyer, is becoming increasingly anxious about the strange behavior of his friend, Dr Henry Jekyll; and, in particular, by Jekyll's association with an ugly, violent creature by the name of Edward Hyde. Utterson resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery, and, along the way, uncovers an horrific story of murder and suffering, which leads inevitably to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. The adventures of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his running battle with the sinister machinations of the Suicide Club are also included in this volume as well as 'The Body Snatchers', Markheim' and 'Olalla': Three of Stevenson's memorable and well-observed short stories, which deal with similarly gothic themes.


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'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp . . . and as I looked, there came, I thought, a change - he seemed to swell - his face became suddenly black, and the features seemed to melt and alter.' Utterson, the lawyer, is becoming increasingly anxious about the strange behavior of his friend, Dr Henry Jekyll; and, in particular, by Jekyll's association with an ugl 'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp . . . and as I looked, there came, I thought, a change - he seemed to swell - his face became suddenly black, and the features seemed to melt and alter.' Utterson, the lawyer, is becoming increasingly anxious about the strange behavior of his friend, Dr Henry Jekyll; and, in particular, by Jekyll's association with an ugly, violent creature by the name of Edward Hyde. Utterson resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery, and, along the way, uncovers an horrific story of murder and suffering, which leads inevitably to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. The adventures of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his running battle with the sinister machinations of the Suicide Club are also included in this volume as well as 'The Body Snatchers', Markheim' and 'Olalla': Three of Stevenson's memorable and well-observed short stories, which deal with similarly gothic themes.

32 review for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    I read this is one night. For being from such a light hearted author, this is one of the deepest book into the struggle of man between his calling to virtue and his fallen nature. Of course, there's of a more spiritual/dualist philosophy behind them than a Christian concept of good and evil. But in my opinion, the effect on the reader is the same: fear of the evil within, fear of how it can take over if we give it ground. I read this is one night. For being from such a light hearted author, this is one of the deepest book into the struggle of man between his calling to virtue and his fallen nature. Of course, there's of a more spiritual/dualist philosophy behind them than a Christian concept of good and evil. But in my opinion, the effect on the reader is the same: fear of the evil within, fear of how it can take over if we give it ground.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    Had I not lived through this personally and heard the story of hundreds of others since that made it through the same journey - It might have seemed more novel (pun intended) but I did and I have. Still a classic by all rights though. The duplicitous life through chemistry...they walk among us now. God bless and save them all from themselves.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    More a group of Victorian morality tales, than horror. (but maybe this did scare the snot out of Victorians) All four of these stories had to do with human foibles - we have hubris, crime is a slippery slope (twice), and inbreeding not good. Markheim and The Body Snatchers were both scarier than Jekyll and Hyde. But all were interesting. (and a whole bunch of fun new vocabulary words!)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    This is not the publisher that I own, but the date is close, its a new print. I'd read this story originally as a child, and over again since then. This is not the publisher that I own, but the date is close, its a new print. I'd read this story originally as a child, and over again since then.

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    Marmolo

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    Ann

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    James Weakley

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