Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel: the other side of Jekyll & Hyde

Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel: the other side of Jekyll & Hyde

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Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel: the other side of Jekyll & Hyde by M. Elias Keller, Robert Louis Stevenson

A brilliant reinvention of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

“Had I approached my discovery in a more noble spirit, had I risked the experiment while under the empire of generous or pious aspirations, all must have been otherwise, and I would have come forth an angel instead of a fiend...”

Published in 1886, the tale of kindly Dr. Jekyll inventing a potion that releases his repressed persona, the evil Mr. Hyde, is one of the world’s best-known stories. But Jekyll’s turn for the worse was only the beginning. Shortly after the doctor’s untimely death, his estate is sold to cold-blooded banker Geoffrey Bodkin, who stumbles upon the fateful potion and unleashes his own alter-ego: Father Whitechapel, saintly almsgiver to the East End paupers. But what begins as a story of loving charity soon becomes one of embezzlement, scandal and murder, as Mr. Bodkin struggles to keep Father Whitechapel from being branded London’s most notorious villain—Jack the Ripper. Keller masterfully evokes Victorian London and its vernacular in this suspenseful debut novel, taking literary adaptations to a new level of sophistication and virtuosity while exploring timeless themes of class warfare, the dark side of philanthropy, and the catastrophic consequences of unhindered goodness.

A London Book Festival 2012 Selection

Includes Reading Group Guide

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014655033
Publisher: GZI Productions
Publication date: 07/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 161 KB

About the Author

M. Elias Keller grew up in Bucks County, PA and earned degrees in Anthropology and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a freelance and journalistic writer in Philadelphia and San Diego, as well as publishing short fiction in various literary magazines. He lives in Philadelphia.
www.MEliasKeller.com.

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