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 impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🚀Unputdownable

    One of my favorite books about human nature.

    Addisonshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    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 impression3 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.

Quotes

    Mina Mallaevahas quoted3 years ago
    There comes an end to all things;
    Анжелика Челноковаhas quoted8 days ago
    But the words were hardly uttered, be­fore the smile was struck out of his face and suc­ceeded by an ex­pres­sion of such ab­ject ter­ror and des­pair, as froze the very blood of the two gen­tle­men be­low. They saw it but for a glimpse for the win­dow was in­stantly thrust down; but that glimpse had been suf­fi­cient, and they turned and left the court without a word.

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    Анжелика Челноковаhas quoted8 days ago
    “You are very good,” sighed the other. “I should like to very much; but no, no, no, it is quite im­possible; I dare not. But in­deed, Ut­ter­son, I am very glad to see you; this is really a great pleas­ure; I would ask you and Mr. En­field up, but the place is really not fit.”

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