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

Overview

In London, Gabriel John Utterson, a prosecutor, is on his weekly walk with his relative Richard Enfield, who proceeds to tell him of an encounter he had seen some months ago while coming home late at night from Cavendish Place. The tale describes a sinister figure named Mr. Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and re-emerges to pay off her relatives with 10 pounds in gold and a check signed by respectable gentleman Dr. Henry Jekyll (a client and friend of Utterson's) for 90 ...
See more details below
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

In London, Gabriel John Utterson, a prosecutor, is on his weekly walk with his relative Richard Enfield, who proceeds to tell him of an encounter he had seen some months ago while coming home late at night from Cavendish Place. The tale describes a sinister figure named Mr. Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and re-emerges to pay off her relatives with 10 pounds in gold and a check signed by respectable gentleman Dr. Henry Jekyll (a client and friend of Utterson's) for 90 pounds. Jekyll having recently and suddenly changed his will to make Hyde beneficiary, Utterson is disturbed and concerned about this development, and makes an effort to seek out Hyde. This is instilled by Utterson's fear that Hyde is blackmailing Dr. Henry Jekyll for his money. Upon finally managing to encounter Hyde, Utterson is amazed by how ugly the man seems, as if deformed; though Utterson cannot say why exactly how this is so or why it is, Hyde seems to provoke an instinctive feeling of revulsion in him. Much to Utterson's surprise, Hyde willingly offers Utterson his address. After one of Jekyll's dinner parties, Utterson stays behind to discuss the matter of Hyde with Jekyll. Utterson notices Jekyll turning pale, yet he assures Utterson that everything involving Hyde is in order and to be left alone.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015696516
  • Publisher: Smashbooks
  • Publication date: 12/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,200,979
  • File size: 174 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 48 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(23)

4 Star

(14)

3 Star

(6)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 49 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 20, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    An intriguing tale on the duality of man

    Like Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a tale of a good man who lets his ambitions lead him astray. But unlike Frankenstein, where one should not judge by looks alone, Mr. Hyde is exactly as he appears. To borrow a cliche, evil incarnate.

    While most of Frankenstein is told from a first-person's perspective, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is narrated by several people who have either met Hyde or knows Jekyll. If I wasn't already aware of how the story played out, I imagine this would have been a great setup for the dramatic revelation at the end. As it is, there are times when I couldn't help but forget about the ending in my search for any tell-tale hints early on to clue in the reader. There are a few but I'm not sure I could have made the correct deduction on my own.

    The battle between the personalities of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is supposed to reflect the duality of man, a battle of good versus evil. If so, the ending is a rather pessimistic outlook isn't it ? Mr. Hyde as the personification of evil may not have escaped just punishment but at least in his struggles with Dr. Jekyll, he gained the upper hand. However if the winner of their battle was Dr. Jekyll, the tale might not have been as memorable. That is my take at least.

    An enjoyable read. Definitely should be read at least once.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Poor quality OCR scan

    The letters are quite confused, making this impractical to read. Try the Gutenberg edition instead.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    Not a great book.

    The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, is very unorignal. While reading, you will find yourself thinking about the point of the story. Well, there is no meaning behind this book. It's hard to enjoy, and you will get nothing out of it. You will not like it, even if you are reading for "fun" DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2000

    A timeless mystery.

    ¿Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde¿ is a very quick, but interesting read. The genre is a mix between a mystery and a horror. The book, over all, has a dark feel to it, which adds a hint of gloominess. <p> Robert Louis Stevenson delivers the content of this book very well. Throughout the novel, there is an uncomfortable feeling that dwells in the reader¿s mind. The only thing that isn¿t done well is that the outcome of the story was fairly obvious. A factor that might contribute to this is that the tale is very well known in our society. It is still a great read for those who know the story and for those who don¿t.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2000

    great book for a classic

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a really good book. It caught your attention from the beginning of the story.The only thing about the book I didn't like was that it was kind of hard to keep up with. But it had a terrifc suprise ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2000

    Very Good Book

    This is probably the best book I've ever read. Me being just 14 you may say, ' Oh what does this kid know?' Well I've read enough books to know that this is indeed a great book. The book has just one plot but, tops everything off with an ironic and twisted ending. You probably have allready asummed the ending, but if you had no idea of what this book was about you would be in complete ahhhhhhh over it. Very exciting. Set down on a Monday to begin reading it and finished the following night. It's considered a 'Can't put downer'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

    Strange Case

    What I think of this book is pretty cool but strange. When first I start to read this book everyhting was weird even the characterization. Then I get used to it and it gets more intersting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    One of Best Books

    This book is one of the three best horror books ever made along with Mary Shelly's 'Frankenstein' and Bram Stoker's 'Dracula.' I think everyone should read it to see if they like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    By cd

    I really like this book. It is scary in some parts but is great over all. Anyone under the age of 10 shouldn't read this book. But besides that it is pretty good book about a man finds a wy to split the good and evil in him to to diffrent beings while still being one. Hard to describe but after you read it you will get what I am saying. You should read this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Ytjgnhmfcfbhkhgsghjk

    Vfhhkfdbhjdffjhdffjzgkjgddjgsfgjsggfvfvvfbfbfgffvfcbvvcbffvfhfhfhfhfhhfhfhffhgggggggggggggggggggggngghgggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bbbbghjcngnnvcggghhjhhhhhhjjyyuuuyyyyyyytyyyyhhyyyyyyhyyyhhhhhhhhhhhhhghghhhhghgggggggghhgghggggggggggggggggfvvnvnvnvvnvnvnvnvnnvnvbnvbnvnnvnvjnvjjvvjvjjcjhbvbcbjcjcbcjcjcccccjcjchchbbvbchvjcjhcjjvcjvjcjjcfstdyfyfyhcccbcbcbcbccccbvbbvvnvnvnvnbvnvvbchbchchchchghhhfhchvhchvbvhvhcvhvjvvjvjcjgjgggjggvjgjggjgjgjgjjgggjggggjfhfhfhfgfjgjgjgjghfpgogovogogigogofigigochvnvbcnvnvnvnvnnnvvvjjjjhkhjgkjgjjjggggggkggggjnnnjkkkkvjnvnvnvvvvnvnjvnvnvnvnvnnvnvnvjbnbnvnvnnvvnvnvnvnbnvnvvvnnnnvjvjtsdgdhggdggdhdtdttffyghgjguggjgjgjjvjgjgjhjggjjvjgjgjgjgjgu g gfffffffgggggggggggggggggggggghghhhhhhhhhhhigjgnvnnvmvbvmvxbxnjchcvvvggfffffffgghhghhhggghhghghgggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhgkggkkkhbhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggvgggvvvggvgggggggggggg hhhffffhfhhgfgfgfgdgdgdjfgdgdfgddggd

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    '

    '

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    The strange case of dr. Jekyl and mr. Hyde

    I just love the book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Nook simple touch

    Who ever loves reading and has a nook simple touch is cool

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 18, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A wonderful little novel, more like a novella really. It's class

    A wonderful little novel, more like a novella really. It's classic SF at its best. It's well paced and an easy read. It's a little different than many of the Hollywood movies.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Cool and thrilling

    Scary and scary good ! Love it !

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2002

    BEST BOOK EVER !!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommended.

    This book is one of the best books ever written by Robertson. It is about a doctor named Dr. Henry Jekyll. He discovers a potion that can divide his good and evil side. It is narrated by Mr. Utterson. It is set in London, England in the late 1800s or 19th century. The setting is by the mention of wine all through out the book. The author creates suspension by shifting point-of-views. The main theme is dual nature. Man is not good and evil, but a combination of both. The symbolism is great. The book has lots of hidden meanings and can go one way or another. The book is not really believable, but you might believe it depending on who you are. I loved the theme of the book. I also loved how pithy it was. Eventhough the book says that Mr. Hyde is pure evil, there is actually no proof in the novel that makes him worse than your average murderer. Books like Dracula are long and have no excitement, but Robertson uses suspense and makes it exciting. I especially loved the contradiction between good and evil. The book was very close to being realistic. The author used a lot of vocabulary from the 19th century and a wide variety. I had to read this book for my Outside Reading Project and it was very good. Trust me you will love it. Don't use cliff notes, you miss the meaning and ecitement of the book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 49 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)