Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonDr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

byRobert Louis Stevenson, Lou CameronEditorRober Louis Stevenson

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Stevenson's tale of horror featuring Dr. Jekyll, and the potion that transforms him into the brutal and terrifying Mr Hyde! Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes theme discussions and study questions.
Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish adventure author best known for "Treasure Island". Other works include "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Kidnapped".American illustrator and writer LOU CAMERON attended the California School of Fine Arts. He was active as a comic book artist in the ...
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Title:Dr. Jekyll And Mr. HydeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Classics IllustratedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906814597

ISBN - 13:9781906814595

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast-paced and disturbing In his dark 1886 classic novella, Robert Louis Stevenson explores the idea of a dual nature of the human soul, the debilitatingly high expectations of behaviour that society places on those who are prominent members of the community, and the eternal conflict between good and evil. The protagonist, Dr. Jekyll, is an amiable, generous physician, who has dedicated his life to alleviating the suffering of others and is beloved by all who know him. He considers himself inherently 90% “good” and 10% “evil”, so that his favourable qualities consistently overpower his occasional indiscretions. However, having grown up in a wealthy and well-respected family, and now a renowned member of an esteemed profession, Dr. Jekyll has been conditioned to feel immense shame for his faults. An intelligent and inquisitive man, Jekyll wonders if he could free himself from this debilitating shame if he could only somehow separate the evil from his otherwise virtuous personality. After many hours spent toiling away in his home laboratory, he finally succeeds in concocting a potion that does just that, splitting his personality into the savage, diabolical, grotesque Mr. Hyde and his normal attractive, good-natured self. At last, with just a sip of his potion, he is capable of instantaneously transforming himself into his purely evil alter-ego—who delights in spending nights purging himself of all manner of immoral and scandalous desires without experiencing even a modicum of guilt—and then back again when he is ready to go home and assume his regular responsibilities. All goes as planned for a while, until Mr. Hyde begins to come to the attention of the local police for perpetrating such horrific crimes as crushing a small child and brutally murdering an elderly man; Dr. Jekyll realizes that he will not be able to get away with his duplicity for much longer. However, just as he resolves to stop tampering with his personality and spend the rest of his days as the morally upstanding, if slightly boring and frustrated, Dr. Jekyll, the potion apparently starts to lose its effectiveness—no matter how many times he drinks it in order to return to his regular appearance, his body then promptly turns back into the evil Mr. Hyde. Evidently, the immense amount of time that Jekyll has spent committing atrocities in Hyde’s body has flipped his soul’s character from mostly “good” to mostly “evil”, and as he begins to run low on supplies of the ingredients necessary to make more of his potion, Jekyll realizes he is soon going to be permanently trapped in the mind and body of his evil alter-ego. A fast-paced and disturbing story, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” seems to be cautioning readers on the consequences inevitably suffered by those who dare to play God by meddling with human nature for personal gain—a disquietingly relevant topic now, 131 years later, as we enter the age of human genome editing.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written This is, without a doubt, the most beautifully worded book I have read in a long time. The English language is truly a spectacular thing.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from hmmm I am very undecided on it was shorter then I expected
Date published: 2017-02-16