The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Classic Starts Series)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Classic Starts Series)

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by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jamel Akib
     
 

A single person—but with two personalities: one that’s noble and kind and another that’s pure, repulsive evil. Robert Louis Stevenson’s engrossing masterpiece about the dual nature of man—and a good doctor whose thirst for knowledge has tragic consequences—serves up all the suspense and satisfying chills one expects from the

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A single person—but with two personalities: one that’s noble and kind and another that’s pure, repulsive evil. Robert Louis Stevenson’s engrossing masterpiece about the dual nature of man—and a good doctor whose thirst for knowledge has tragic consequences—serves up all the suspense and satisfying chills one expects from the best horror and science fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
For more than one hundred years this shocking mystery has enthralled readers. Within six months of publication 40,000 copies had been sold in England. The story propelled Stevenson to national and international fame. Inspired by his dreams or rather nightmares, readers journey through the good and evil sides of one man. The story of Dr. Jekyll and his evil self is enhanced with information about the period and a profusion of illustrations. While some may find it distracting, most will relish the insights into the culture, dress and general lifestyle of the period. It makes many aspects of the story more understandable and may encourage kids to tackle more of Stevenson's books. For older students of literature, this and others in "The Whole Story" series will open the door to further research. 1999, Viking, Ages 9 up, $25.99. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-Large print, short chapters, and an abundance of white space provide an attractive, more-accessible option for readers who are not ready to handle the originals. At best, this approach works as a vehicle to deliver the basic elements of the stories while providing an entertaining, simplified version of the classic at a lower reading level. After all, many of our cultural references would be lost on readers who don't know what Jekyll and Hyde represent, or what consequences the creator of Frankenstein faced. At worst, the sometimes-stilted language reads like awkward translations. What is missing, of course, is the very language that makes these classics so evocative of their time. Victorian London, for example, is captured so much more readily with the elegant and dramatic prose of Robert Louis Stevenson. If presenting "Classic Starts," do so with a recommendation: when you are ready, read the originals. There can be no substitute.-Elizabeth Fernandez, Brunswick Middle School, Greenwich, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402726675
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Classic Starts Series
Edition description:
Modern Retelling
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
120,669
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Classic Starts Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
brjmm More than 1 year ago
I loved this story as a child and have now introduced my son to it. He found it engaging and thrilling. He was not familiar with this story prior to reading it. Robert Louis Stevenson always provides the reader with amazing character descriptions and a superb story. A classic that should not be forgotten.
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