The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Mighall

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

  • Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Mighall
  • ISBN: 9780141439730
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback

He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter Published as a shilling shocker , Robert Louis Stevenson s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality The story of respectable Dr Jekyll s strange association with damnable young man Edward Hyde the hunt thro He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter Published as a shilling shocker , Robert Louis Stevenson s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality The story of respectable Dr Jekyll s strange association with damnable young man Edward Hyde the hunt through fog bound London for a killer and the final revelation of Hyde s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity s basest capacity for evil The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson s inventiveness within the Gothic tradition Olalla , a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and The Body Snatcher , a gruesome fictionalisation of the exploits of the notorious Burke and Hare.This edition contains a critical introduction by Robert Mighall, which discusses class, criminality and the significance of the story s London setting It also includes an essay on the scientific contexts of the novel and the development of the idea of the Jekyll and Hyde personality.

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IntroductionHorace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto was originally published on Christmas Eve, 1764, and would serve as a primary origin in holiday publication. It's also considered one of the first gothic horror stories. Traditionally, the genre was characterized by settings in or "around ancient castles or monasteries deep in the gloomy forests, [and] involving proud Italian or Spanish nobles and the machinations of corrupt ecclesiastics." This was a quickly growing literary trend. Some willing [...]

I quite enjoyed the adventure through the Tales of horror with creepy moments, interesting twists and some beating around the bush. The eternal fight between good and evil. A doomed personality with an inner fight between social acknowledgement and dark needs. My favorite tale is “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. It is one of the reasons why I chose this book. I saw some adaptations and wanted to reach the real core of the story. And what did I find? (view spoiler)[Something, th [...]

La clásica historia de la dualidad del hombre nunca ha sido mejor plasmada que en este clásico de R. Lois Stevenson donde un doctor encuentra la forma para separar las barreras que delimitan la bondad y la maldad de toda persona. Y esta vez está de vuelta para Halloween pues es una historia de terror que por diversas razones no fue publicada en octubre (no había acabado de leer el libro).Todo interesado en la psicología seguramente conoce este libro pues trata básicamente de la doble perso [...]

Forget all the films you've seen and open this book with an open mind. It is a brilliant horror story, and more besides. The story gradually gathers pace, with the chapters increasing in length as the reader is drawn ever deeper into the horror of the hero's fate. The story is told via the observations of the hero's friends, until at the very end, the hero's own words take up the narrative and reveal the terrible mystery that has been building up until then. But beyond the horror story, it is a [...]

I'd forgotten how high-strung, anxious, and creepy Victorian horror writing could be. Perhaps it's creepy because it's so uptightThis is my third time through Jekyll and Hyde and first time through the other two stories; one is about genetic vampirism and the other a pair of serial killers (inspired by the Burke and Hare murders). All three stories are quick reads, perfect for those times when you're alone at night waiting for a bus or train that's running late.It's always made me wonder why Rob [...]

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This contains 3 separate reviews : 1 ) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 2) The Body Snatcher and 3) Olalla 1) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeJekyll/Hyde is such a part of modern pop culture, it even managed to work its way into an episode of CBBC's Arthur as a song (see Exhibit A above)- does anyone else remember this??!! So many people have heard of the 'Jekyll and Hyde personality' but so few have read the 70ish pages that actually constitute to the original story. I th [...]

My mind is already trying to work out how exactly to stage this, even though I know it's been done before. For some reason, I feel like two different actors for the two separate personalities would be interesting, but it sort of negates the fact that both these personalities inhabit the same individual, doesn't it? Hm. Back to the drawing board, for now.Otherwise I'm fairly pleased to finally be able to say I've read the original novel (novella? short story? whatever it is) because I've known se [...]

it's interesting how in the book Hyde is dwarfish because he reflects Jekyll's undeveloped wickedness but they always make him big & scary in the movies. reread: I don't like this book as much as I feel I should, being a horror fan girl and all. sorry!

I wonder if this story had any influence on Carl Jung’s shadow theory—that we each have a shadow self to embody our negative traits, as Henry Jekyll quite literally does with his alter-ego, Edward Hyde. Stevenson had surely studied Descartes’ philosophy. René Descartes (and his theory of mind/body duality) has an awful lot to answer for. Our whole Western world view tends towards dividing the world into two camps: us & them, man & nature, church & state, those for us & tho [...]

I studied the original text for college so when I saw this in my library, I decided to read it because it looked really dark and creepy. I liked how they cut out a lot of the writing from the original so they could adapt it into a comic but unfortunately it was a bit hard to follow. If I didn't read the original text, I would have been pretty lost. The artwork was good for the most part but a few panels weren't up to the standard of some of the other panels for some reason. I liked how they used [...]

I reread this in preparation for a Netgalley selection. I forgot that Hyde is actually a dwarfish man with outrageously violent tendencies and an evil disposition. He’s always portrayed as some ginormous animal man. To think that this brilliant scientist discovered a deadly potion to allow himself to live out his basest fantasies. He killed, stole, drank excessively, and was a general neighborhood terror feeling entitled invincible. So what kind of poison do our young adults ingest nowadays? T [...]

Kitap 123 kez sinemaya uyarlanmış ve okuduğum kadarı ile bütün filmler tam olarak kitabı yansıtmamaktadır. Bu da eserin nasıl değişik şekillerde yorumlandığını göstermektedir. Kitapta kesinlikle gerilim havası var ama bana göre insanın içindeki iyi ve kötünün ayrımı üzerine daha çok durulmuş. Okuduğum en değişik kitaplar arasında kesinlikle.

While the characters may lack a certain something, the gothic atmosphere and background more than make up for it in all three chilling short stories.


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book that captured the minds of millions of people when it was first published in 1886. 201 years later, this captivating novella by Robert Louis Stevenson is a book that delves into the question of dual identities and the repression of society.Dr. Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, [...]

I didn't enjoy Jekyll and Hyde as much as I might have, since I was aware of the majority of the themes and the plot, long before I started it. This meant that much of the plot is predictable and lacks the sense of mystery it might have had when it was first released. It is also very dated, lacking much of the context in which it was originally released. This took away much of the impact that the book might have had. With both of these difficulties and its short length, it feels rather empty , a [...]

4.5/5 This was my second reading of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and I’m still impressed by Stevenson’s words. This book is marvelous, stunning, gorgeous.

Yine romanını okumamış olduğum bir çizgi roman uyarlaması. Suç ve Ceza'nın aksine bu uyarlamayı sevdim. Hatta romanı ve Stevenson'ın diğer eserlerini okumak için bir itki oluşturdu. NTV'den çıkan 2 çizgi roman daha var okuyacağım. Onlar da hayal kırıklığına uğratmazlar inşallah.

God, what a horrible, insufferable slog of a book. (This review refers solely to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, not the other "tales of terror.")My editions (GR doesn't list it) is 88 pages long. 88 pages has never felt longer or nastier ors, the crtiicism of the uneducated and impatient and blah blah blah, so BORING. It took me six days to read. For an 88 page book!I'll admit it: I'm judging Jekyll and Hyde solely on the book I expected to get, rather than the book I got. Yes, you [...]

I really liked the concept of the book. The split between good and evil in everyone, and how Jekyll devolved into basically pure evil in the end. I almost pitied him as he realized he would/could no longer exist, even though he didn't feel too remorseful about the things he did (aside from the killing of Carew). Also, the idea that Hyde may not have been purely evil, trying to change himself back to Jekyll before realizing it was useless and killing himself. I'm not sure if he was just killed hi [...]

The introduction to this book has a great quote: "Stevenson's story is more known about than actually known" This was certainly true for me, and ever since enjoying The League of Extra-ordinary Gentlemen*, I had a desire to change that. I finally managed to snag a copy of the tale and read it. As you probably know, it's the tale of a Doctor Henry Jekyll, who concocts a potion that transforms him into Mr. Edward Hyde, an amoral man without restraint. Or perhaps you can say that the potion release [...]

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of those books that, like many classics, everyone "knows" but no one's ever read. It's worth reading as it has influenced a great many stories since and has several worthwhile moments of its own, but only if you can put what you think you know about the story to the side. If you can put yourself in the place of the characters, the tale is mysterious and the fact that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are one and the same is a horrible revelation. The close of t [...]

"I suddenly began to understand more profoundly the irrelevance of this solid body in which we walk. Not only did I recognize my natural body, the aura and the radiant powers that made up my spirit."This is the graphic adaptation of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally published in 1886. Stevenson, and invalid while writing this novel, often thought of leading a double life. As this was written towards the end of his life, it would be understandabl [...]

Öncelikle başlıkta da görüldüğü gibi Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde'ın dışında da öyküler bulunuyor kitapta. Sırasıyla;- Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde- Ceset Hırsızı- OlallaDr. Jekyll bildiğim ve orijinalini okumayı çok istediğim bir öyküydü. Keşke böyle kısa bir öykü değil de koca bir roman olsaydı diyor insan, nedense benim çok hoşuma giden bir öyküdür bu. Diğer ikisi de aynı derece olmasa da güzellerdi. Öykülerde bir Poe havası hissediyorsunuz ki o karanlık ve fa [...]

Because this book is a classic, I felt obligated to read this. But I also know that this book in its original format was extremely long. I kind of like these short graphic novels, as they appeal to people (like myself) who want to know enough to understand references and the gist of the plot without having to read the whole book. The overall plot was great, and I believe that this shows how we can be such a slave to disgraceful pleasures if we don't control ourselves. I also believe that everyon [...]

Bu derlemede Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde (1886) ile birlikte Ceset Hırsızı (1884) ve Olalla (1887) adlı uzun hikâyeler yer alıyor. Bilindiği üzere, Dr. Jekyll ve Mr. Hyde'ın alt metni yorumsal açılımlara çok uygun ve insanın ikili doğası üstüne söz söyleyen önemli edebi metinlerden biri kabul ediliyor; fakat hikâye anlatımı açısından, bu ikinci okumamda da çok sürükleyici bulmadım. Gerçek bir olaydan esinlenilen kasvetli Ceset Hırsızı'nda ve Poe tarzı gotik-romanti [...]

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 3.5The Body Snatcher: 4Olalla: 3

Review to come.Rating - 2/5

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde - 4*The Body Snatcher - 4.5*Olalla - 3.5*

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