The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Publisher : Dover Publications Inc.
Language : English
Paperback : 64 pages
ISBN-10 : 9780486266886
ISBN-13 : 978-0486266886
Reading age : 14 years and up
Dimensions : 13.34 x 1.27 x 21.59 cm
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a classic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The story is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates the strange relationship between his friend, the brilliant scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil and brutal Mr. Edward Hyde.
The novella is a masterful exploration of the duality of human nature and the dangers of suppressing one’s inner desires. Stevenson uses vivid imagery and skillful storytelling to create a chilling and suspenseful atmosphere. He also delves into the themes of addiction, repression, and the impact of science on society.
The character of Dr. Jekyll is portrayed as a complex and tormented individual who becomes obsessed with the idea of separating his good and evil selves. The character of Mr. Hyde, on the other hand, is portrayed as a monstrous and brutal figure who represents the darker side of human nature. The contrast between the two characters is stark and unsettling, and the reader is left wondering whether they are two separate individuals or merely different aspects of the same person.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a timeless classic that continues to captivate readers with its psychological complexity, suspenseful plot, and masterful prose. It remains a thought-provoking exploration of the human psyche and the consequences of tampering with the delicate balance between good and evil. Anyone interested in the history of science fiction or horror literature should definitely read this book.