The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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by R. L. Stevenson, Ian Holm
     
 

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A stellar reading of the horror classic
 

One of Stevenson's best-selling works, the story follows a London lawyer investigating strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr Hyde. The tale's popularity was such that "Jekyll and Hyde" is common shorthand for split

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A stellar reading of the horror classic
 

One of Stevenson's best-selling works, the story follows a London lawyer investigating strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr Hyde. The tale's popularity was such that "Jekyll and Hyde" is common shorthand for split personality and the duality of human nature Stevenson's tale explores. Unabridged.

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Library Journal - Audio
Stevenson's pioneering psychological thriller was released in 1886, but unlike 1883's Treasure Island and Kidnapped, also 1886, where the story is propelled through action, this tale is dominated by talk. The dreaded Edward Hyde remains an elusive character, appearing quite sparingly. Very little actually transpires, and the eventual solution to the mystery and the revelation of Hyde's true identity unfurl through Jekyll's first-person narrative related after his death. Despite its brief length, the familiar story moves slowly. Stevenson's prose, however, is crisp, lush, and a delight on audio. VERDICT Oscar-nominee Ian Holm acts the story rather than reads it, providing a virtuoso performance that's a treat for listeners. The novel's brevity makes it prime travel fodder or for playing aloud in a classroom to students. Nice price, too.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906147631
Publisher:
CSA Word
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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