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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
25 Installments

Utterson and Enfield are worried about their friend, Dr. Jekyll, who has been spending his time on a mysterious research project. When they stake out Jekyll’s laboratory, they observe a known killer emerging. Now they must figure out what their high-minded friend could possibly have to do with this sinister fellow – and how to protect him.

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This is very cleverly written in such a way that the reader never knows more than Jekyll's friend, a lawyer named Richard Enfield; although it is told in the third person he is our representative within the tale. By using this ploy, Stevenson manages to keep the tension notched right up and spins the yarn so skillfully that, had the story not been so well-known, the revelations would be shocking (oh, how I wish I could have read this when it was first published!).<br/><br/>What is most surprising, at least to this modern reader, is the description of Mr. Edward Hyde - in film adaptations, he is continually depicted as a hulking figure of powerful physical presence, which highlights how little regard the film industry has typically shown to classic literature.<br/><br/>This is one of those tingling tales that should be told round the fire on a cold winter's evening, with the wind howling and the rain lashing...
 
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Slow. No real adventure.
 
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An entertaining, short read that challenges one to look at the evil inside
 
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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