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by Robert Louis Stevenson

eBook Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde: And Other Stories of the Supernatural download ISBN: 0439295750
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1997 kb
Fb2: 1329 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

it's one of the points of my story, but it was a name atleast very well known and often printed.

Enfield and the lawyer were on the other side of the by-street; butwhen they came abreast of the entry, the former lifted up his cane andpointed. Did you ever remark that door?" he asked; and when his companion hadreplied in the affirmative. It is connected in my mind," added he,"with a very odd story. it's one of the points of my story, but it was a name atleast very well known and often printed. The figure was stiff; but thesignature was good for more than that if it was only genuine.

This is not the actual book D. ekyll and M. yde. The narrative style is what detracts me considerably of the reading. It is actually a collection of speeches and essays about the REAL book and a summary of D. That fact wasn't stated anywhere on the selling page. Stevenson has a powerful imagination but his style feels dull and, for moments, close to perfection but without reaching it. For example this part: "By ten o'clock, when the shops were closed, the by-street was very solitary and, in spite of the low growl of London from all round, very silent

A collection of four stories from Robert Louis Stevenson that deal with the supernatural. The true strength of the book lay in Stevenson's analysis of the nature of good and evil in mankind and the folly of trying to extract one from the other

A collection of four stories from Robert Louis Stevenson that deal with the supernatural. The true strength of the book lay in Stevenson's analysis of the nature of good and evil in mankind and the folly of trying to extract one from the other. It's also a classic example of the dangers of careless science as well as the power of addiction. Having the big reveal eternally spoiled really hurts the story and it's the book is written in a very dry Victorian manner. If you find the book a bit lacking in punch at least be assured it's a quick read.

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been incorporated in many tales . This book is very metaphorical

The story of Dr. Hyde has been incorporated in many tales, into comics even (in The League of the Extraordinary Gentlemen for example). Never having read Dr. Hyde previously, the story was a revelation of sorts. This book is very metaphorical. At first hand the book seems as if it is almost a horror book and while it keeps you in suspense and engaged that is not what the book is truly about.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The work is also known as The Strange Case of Jekyll Hyde, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The work is also known as The Strange Case of Jekyll Hyde, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London legal practitioner named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde

Jekyll is a kind and responsible man but he is worried. We see this in the story of Dr. Hyde and how he struggles to keep balance between both sides of himself

Jekyll is a kind and responsible man but he is worried. Hyde and how he struggles to keep balance between both sides of himself. He is a bit like an early version of the Incredible Hulk or Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars. This was a brilliant mystery, with interesting descriptions of London at the time.

By Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Planet eBook. Visit the site to download free eBooks of classic literature, books and novels. Mr. Enfield and the lawyer were on the other side of the by-street; but when they came abreast of the entry, the for-mer lifted up his cane and pointed. Dr. Jekyll’s ‘disappearance or unexplained absence for any period exceeding three calendar months,’ the said Ed-ward Hyde should step into the said Henry Jekyll’s shoes without further delay and free from any burthen or obli-gation, beyond the payment of a few small sums to the members of the doctor’s household.

A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll . Hyde by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, was first released in 1886. The story of a virtuous Dr. Jekyll who mistakenly creates an alter ego of unadulterated evil serves as an examination of the duality of human nature and the battle between good and evil. Thriller & Crime.

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The classic, chilling tale of a legendary double life, with an introduction from best-selling author Garth Nix.Respectable citizen by day . . . killer by night? This is Robert Louis Stevenson's harrowing tale of good and evil -- caught in the same person.
Comments: (7)
Xangeo
This is not the actual book Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. It is actually a collection of speeches and essays about the REAL book and a summary of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. That fact wasn't stated anywhere on the selling page.
Arlana
It's presumptuous for Amazon to ask someone to "review" a classic of literature ... but I'd simply like to point out that in my opinion Stevenson is one of the great masters of light, elegant Entertainment Lit during its last great blossoming: Victorian England. Of course even the greatest classic English lit (ie Shakespeare's plays) were designed as entertainment: the more pompous, formal, ponderous moralistic stuff (like Johnson) survives only in academic circles and was probably endured rather than enjoyed even back in the day. But Stevenson is as pure an entertainer as Fred Astaire: breathtaking, charming, playful, he's chock full of of small, masterful asides but, like Stephen King's, they thrill and amuse but in no way distract as the tale races along -- they're like white water in the rapids. See for yourself: just find the first page of Jekyll and Hyde anywhere online and skim it -- you'll find it just feels like skimming, you'll be in a whole new world with a witty genius for a guide..
Hurus
I love a good story of a mad scientist. It is told from the third person perspective of Dr. Jekyll's close friend Mr. Utterson. It's funny to me how long it took for him to put the idea together, though having heard of this story long before I read it, I imagine the thought of someone being two different people is hard to fathom.
Still, I enjoyed the surmounting evidence piling up for the real story and especially found it funny that Mr. Utterson had in his possession a letter that would explain things (even a little) very early on from Lanyon.
I expected the book to be told from Dr. Jekyll's point of view but I really liked that it focused on a concerned friend trying to understand what was going on with a mysterious will.
Sataxe
I am reading Stevenson's complete tales chronologically, so this is my second volume, after _New Arabian Nights_. In this review, I will focus on the tales included in _The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables_, as the book is in fact titled. For general comments on Stevenson, please see my review of _New Arabian Nights_, in which I comment, among other things, on Stevenson's ability to entertain his readers, a gift that so many writers, even so many popular writers, lack.

_The Merry Men_ (1887), a collection of 6 tales, is a worthy successor to _New Arabian Nights_ (1882). I do not find either one to be "better" or "worse" than the other; they are both equally pleasing and entertaining, and both are excellent examples of Stevenson's seductive narrative voice, a voice that combines suspense with vivid descriptions and a touch of humor. This mixture results in some of the most readable stories in the English language, as authors such as G. K. Chesterton, Jorge Luis Borges, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway have remarked. The two collections are, furthermore, equally wide in scope, including elements of adventure, satire, parody, allegory, and the supernatural. I will comment on the stories included:

* The Merry Men: The title, as has been observed, refers to a particularly dangerous group of waves. The story takes place in an island, to which the protagonist, Charlie, retires. Aros, a farm on the island, is the property of Charlie's uncle Gordon, whose daughter, Mary, Charlie wishes to marry. Aros is famous for the shipwrecks that take place nearby, due to the "merry men," so Charlie is not only pursuing Mary, he also hopes to find the treasure of the sunken Spanish ship Espirito [sic, should be "Espíritu"] Santo. A great story, reminiscent of "The Pavilion on the Links," from _New Arabian Nights_.

* Will o' the Mill: A story in three parts, this is one of those narratives that cover the entirety of a character's life. Will lives in the country, and wishes to see the world. His life is changed when he notices Marjory, the parson's daughter. I found this to be an excellent story, and I must say it is not as predictable as may appear from the description. The good thing about "life-stories" is that they allow you to observe the destiny of a character, and Stevenson lets you draw your own conclusions from Will's life journey.

* Markheim: Borges included this story, along with the entire _New Arabian Nights_ collection, in one of the volumes of his "biblioteca personal." This is one of Stevenson's most famous stories, on the same level as "A Lodging for the Night" and "The Bottle Imp." I cannot say much about it without giving away the plot. Let me just say the story relies on the unexpected, and by reading the first two or three pages you would never expect what's coming. One of the gems in Stevenson's oeuvre.

* Thrawn Janet: A rare piece, as it is written in Scots! I understand there is only one other story that Stevenson wrote in this language, but it appears to be an uncollected tale. "Thrawn Janet" is a creepy ghost story, not a very profound one, but very entertaining nevertheless. The language may pose a slight challenge, but I am an ESL student and I had no trouble at all understanding the story. (The reason why I call myself an ESL student, by the way, is that I believe one does not simply stop being an ESL student; learning a second language is a wonderful life-long process, no matter how advanced one may be.)

* Olalla: According to Borges, Stevenson got the idea for this story from a dream. "Olalla" takes place in Spain, and this tale is another achievement in setting construction. A convalescing soldier stays at the estate of a very strange Spanish family, composed of a very basic son, his mother, and his mysterious, elusive sister, Olalla. The ominous presence of an uncanny portrait is an excellent addition to the plot. A compelling read, this was my favorite story in the collection.

* The Treasure of Franchard: Stevenson ended _New Arabian Nights_ on a lighter note with "Providence and the Guitar." He follows the same effective formula in this collection, with "The Treasure of Franchard," and in this case, with much greater success. This is a simply hilarious story about a family that adopts a boy who has the reputation of being a thief. The tale is mainly about the effects that wealth can have on a family. The story points to--and even lampoons, though respectfully--the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

_New Arabian Nights_ inspired me to read all of Stevenson's tales. _The Merry Men_ has increased my enthusiasm for the work of the immortal Tusitala, or "Teller of Tales," as the Samoans called Stevenson. Both of these works will fascinate lovers of the traditional short story. I look forward to reading _Island Nights' Entertainments_ (1893), the last collection of Stevenson stories to appear in the author's lifetime, and will share my reaction to it in a review.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the book!