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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [NOOK Book]

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from each other; in mainstream culture the very ...
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Overview

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from each other; in mainstream culture the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" has come to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. This is different from multiple personality disorder where the different personalities do not necessarily differ in any moral sense. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a year of its publication and it has gone on to inspire scores of major film and stage performances.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016222158
  • Publisher: Wishland Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 746 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    the horror hits you afterwards

    'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is very well-written and intriguing. The true horror of the tale is not so much the fate of the experimental Dr. Jekyll as a result of his tampering with his soul, but rather the chilling possibilty presented to the reader that if he or she had the same opportunity for evil, the story might well be the same. This novella left me wondering if the potential for such evil as is present in Mr. Hyde really exists in the recesses of everyone's soul. The creepiness of this tale isn't strongly present during the reading of it, but upon contemplating it afterwards, the eeriness sets in.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    Opinion of a student...

    I'm 14 years old, and recently had to read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for my English assignment. The assignment was comparing this fiction text, to a non-fiction text about crimes in a similar era. I think that Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was good for this assignment, however it was a bit too slow moving for me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    not my type...

    Too many errors and many spelling errors. Could not get through this book.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Half of the words are messed up!

    It says stuff like chapter 18* chApER 1% and crap like that,atleast on mine.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

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    Read before seeing the musical production!

    I had an invitation to see Jeckyl and Hyde the musical production that is on its way to Broadway. I wanted to review the story before I went. I was really happy that I read the book as it gave me great insight into the plot of the production. The production was quite different that the synopsis of the book. The Nook book was easy to navigate and I enjoyed reading the Old English literary style.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stev

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson may have a long title, but it's a short book to read.

    The Strange Case is about the duality of man: good versus evil, and how everyone has that inside of them.

    Mr. Utterson, the lawyer, finds it odd that his good friend Dr. Jekyll has amended his will in order to leave everything to Mr. Hyde. This is strange because Mr. Hyde is an unappealing man, possibly deformed, not to mention evil, having caused major disturbances and a horrific crime.

    Dr. Jekyll won't get into his relationship with Mr. Hyde, but Mr. Utterson is going to get down to the bottom of the situation eventually!

    I really enjoyed this book. It was short, and while I kind of knew what the premise was, there were pieces I did not know, which made it a better read. You should read it if you enjoy classics, a little bit of horror, and short novels!

    Everyone has good and evil inside of them, and most people work on a balance between the two, shifting more to the good side than the evil side.

    But what if those two sides could be separated?

    Would you want to separate your good side and evil side into two separate people?

    Thanks for reading,

    Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Love it but hate it

    I love the story, but for some reason a lot of the words are gibberish. Like the word "protege" is spelled "prot^g^."
    D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Scary

    I liked it but i'm gonna sleep with the lights on tonight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Abridged

    The original is good. This isjt. Its abridged

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2003

    GREAT BOOK!!

    im a 14 year old who read this book over the summer for high school next year. I thought it was one of the better books i have read. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2014

    The actual story of Jekyll and Hyde is different than what I exp

    The actual story of Jekyll and Hyde is different than what I expected it to be (LESS creepier, in fact!). It is told simply about a man who can, quite literally, change from one appearance to another, thus creating the effect of two persons. One admittedly better-spirited, and the other having a dark soul. 

    As classics go, this one is written very well. Certainly not a favorite of mine, but still it was worth the read, just to see what it was like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Interesting info prior to the story. LOVE it

    The real story isn't the same as what is proliferated by popular culture. There is no big, green ugly monster. While it's fun to watch Bugs Bunny turn into a green monster after drinking a potion, or a small man turn into a giant monster in the movies, the real story is more subdued but also more personal, tragic, and interesting. I recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Good story but this edition garbled

    This ebook was clearly not created by a human. The text is garbled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Chilling and NOT dumb

    This is an amazing book about the good and evil sides in a man. It was wonderfully creepy and made me think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Dumb

    Dumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Unreadable

    Too many errors make this copy unreadable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Very good read, ebook copy missing last few pages

    Overall, this is a very good read, rather short, but it held my interest.

    The nookbook version however, is missing the last three or four odd pages as in, instead of something like 156 157 158, the pages appear as 156 and 158. This does not, however interfere with the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Awesome

    Horrific but not d same as d original the strange case of dr.jekyll and mr.hyde

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2006

    Outstanding!!!!!

    this book shows what good and evil are. I impressed a lot from this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    Well Written

    Conscience impedes our sinful desires. Yet, at some time or another, we all wish to indulge (and sometimes do), while our moral and ethical nature attempts to prohibit us. If we could do so vicariously through another, unrecognizable body, we might permit ourselves to these gratifications. Robert Louis Stevenson explores this concept in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I thoroughly enjoyed the book because of its concise, conclusive nature. It avoids extensive detail and description, sticking to the mystery and plot. The upper level language is copious, but brilliantly implemented, and most can be derived from the context. As a result, the book takes longer than one would originally anticipate for completion, but the reader will not be bored; thus they will not notice this extra time.

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