Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the classic novella of a split personality. Stevenson wrote it in just a few days while sick and bedridden, and famously burned the first draft after his wife suggested it should be written as an allegory and not as a story. He re-wrote it in three to six days, and after a few weeks of editing and revision, he published what would become one of his most famous and best-selling works.
The story follows a London lawyer as he investigates the relationship between a brilliant scientist and a mishappen misanthrope. As the link between the two becomes clearer, Jekyll and Hyde develops into an allegory on the nature of good and evil.
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    Dmitry Ragelshared an impression4 years ago
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    One of my favorite books about human nature.

    Addisonshared an impression3 years ago
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    Love this book! We had to read this in 8th grade and, thinking about both this book and S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" It was an amazing year!

    Ekaterina Ryshkovashared an impression4 years ago
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    Когда захочется потворствовать своим дурным и потаенным наклонностям, буду вспоминать этот роман😏

    Довольно сложная лексика, но красивая, оригинальный текст стоит прочтения.

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    Mina Mallaevahas quoted4 years ago
    There comes an end to all things;
    kazimirhas quoted5 hours ago
    Evil be­sides (which I must still be­lieve to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an im­print of de­form­ity and de­cay.
    kazimirhas quoted5 hours ago
    I had long since pre­pared my tinc­ture; I pur­chased at once, from a firm of whole­sale chem­ists, a large quant­ity of a par­tic­u­lar salt which I knew, from my ex­per­i­ments, to be the last in­gredi­ent re­quired; and late one ac­cursed night, I com­poun­ded the ele­ments, watched them boil and smoke to­gether in the glass, and when the ebulli­tion had sub­sided, with a strong glow of cour­age, drank off the po­tion

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