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By Robert Louis Stevenson Jenny Davidson | Comments: ( 777 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde offers us a probing look at human morality In his review of Robert Louis Stevenson s masterpiece of concision, Henry James praised the author s fresh sense of the difficulty of being good and the brutishness of being bad This dichotomy rises to the surface as idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the sThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde offers us a probing look at human morality In his review of Robert Louis Stevenson s masterpiece of concision, Henry James praised the author s fresh sense of the difficulty of being good and the brutishness of being bad This dichotomy rises to the surface as idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate and eliminate human evil Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr Hyde.The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde dramatically brings to life a science fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky s The Double and Crime and Punishment Today Stevenson s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller This collection also includes some of the author s grimmest short fiction, including Lodging for the Night, The Suicide Club, Thrawn Janet, The Body Snatcher, and Markheim Stevenson insists here that sex is not in itself sinful, and that it is inverted lust the corrupt Puritan love affair with a sexuality it ostensibly condemns rather than sexuality that produces the diabolic in man Hypocrisy, not sexuality, is here held to blame for the production of the monster Hyde, and Stevenson uses the word hypocrisy as a shorthand for the entire system of repression and respectability exposed in the story of Jekyll and Hyde from the Introduction by Jenny Davidson Assistant Professor of eighteenth century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Jenny Davidson is the author of Heredity, a novel, and Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen She has also published articles on Jonathan Swift s servant problem Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture and on the pros and cons of politeness according to William Godwin, Edmund Burke, and Mary Wollstonecraft Studies in Romanticism.Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850 In 1875 he passed the bar exam, but rather than take up legal practice, he set out for the European continent after marrying an American woman and living with her in California, he returned to Scotland During this period he composed Treasure Island, A Child s Garden of Verses, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Kidnapped In 1888 Stevenson led his family on a voyage past Marquesas, Tahiti, and Hawaii, which he recounted in In the South Seas.


  • Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Jenny Davidson
  • ISBN: 9781411433212
  • Page: 488
  • Format: ebook

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Robert Louis Stevenson Jenny Davidson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.



Comments The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

  • Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories turned out to be a relatively quick read. Here are my thoughts on these stories:The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThis was a little different than I expected. It's rather introspective, if that's an appropriate word. The emphasis is not on the action or the dirty deeds that Mr. Hyde perpetrates. Instead, the focus is on the duality of the natures of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In truth, they are not separate men. They are two di [...]


  • Eilonwy

    I only read the first four or five stories in this, but they were all interesting, if a bit products of their times. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a weird read for me, since the story really needs ignorance to work well, I think. So sadly, I don't think I appreciated it the way someone might if they came upon it without prior knowledge of the twist. It was clearly good, but I was more bored than enthralled, unfortunately. The other stories I read were much more enjoyable because I had no idea what [...]


  • Leo .

    These greats from the past wrote in such a sophisticated way. One could really learn a lot about how the written word is used and how language was more eloquent back then. Words were used just like a painter uses the paint to blend and manipulate the pigments on canvas for a picture to manifest. A single brush stroke could be the virtual equivalent of a beautiful sentence. I often wonder that if the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson were around today what would he think of the smart phone? He woul [...]


  • Quirkyreader

    This was a good story. It also had some very horrific parts. Reading it has made me appreciate Stevnson's work on even more.


  • Trevor

    I can’t really tell you what I was expecting when I started this story – except, of course, that I wasn’t quite expecting what I got.This is another of those ‘classic tales’ that I’ve long assumed I’ve known, but never have really known at all. I had images in my head of foaming test tubes or beakers and of hair spouting from the backs of hands. To be honest, I also had visions of lots of sex too. Unlike Frankenstein, this story mostly lives up to what I guess could be called its i [...]


  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    Review originally posted on my book blog:afrolicthroughfiction.wordpreThis review will be done a little differently, as I will be giving a short review for each short story, then an overall rating for the book. 1. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr HydeI went into this story knowing only the tiniest of details, so I was very intrigued to see how I liked it. At first it was difficult to get into, because I had to get used to the writing and the time frame seems to jump around a bit, but soon the [...]


  • Shannon

    Jekyll and Hyde: The dual natureThis is also available at my blog, 149 Novels.There's a popular question: if you could choose a super power, would you choose flight, or invisibility? The question is deceptive, because it's not just about entering the world of comic book heroes. It's about why you want that power. People who want to fly want to get someplace quickly, want to stop paying for transportation, and want to show off. In an episode of This American Life, one man specifically says that a [...]


  • Jason

    Somewhere in the second trimester of fetal development of first world babies, knowledge of the story of Jekyll and Hyde is passed down the umbilical cord from mother to child, and thus are we all born with a basic understanding of this tale of duality. It is nearly impossible to live in a developed country and not understand a Jekyll and Hyde reference. Since I felt I already knew the story, and that the surprise ending is forever ruined for everyone alive today, I put off reading it until I was [...]


  • Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)

    I read this one so I had something to base any retellings I read about the infamous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story on.I like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I didn't perceive it to read as dark as I thought it would based upon my other encounters with the story. But it was good and entertaining.I also enjoyed the Suicide Club a lot. I found myself pretty pulled into that story.There was one story in this collection of short stories that I am still not 100% sure what went down. It was the narrator. Not t [...]


  • CáitínNí Loingeacháin

    I enjoy the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and found the other tales enjoyable the most interesting read for me came at the end of the tales and was of papers that were published around the time of the stories. These were on Mental health and how the Victorians try to explain the changes that too place in a person at different times of their lives.


  • Maud

    I will write something when we get back from picking up our kitten <3


  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    Jekyll and Hyde is one of those stories that everyone 'knows' but very few people actually have read. I was well aquainted with the general idea of the story from it's various permutations, but this is the first time I read it. One of the major differences is that in almost every version I can think of, Hyde is some hulking brute, but in the story he's actually smaller, physically. I found that interesting, and odd.Other than that, though, I wasn't entirely enthralled with the story - mostly, I [...]


  • Cindy

    Party of my creepy Halloween reads. boo!Just a quick note: Jeckyll & Hyde was fairly entertaining, filled with the archaic Victorian verbal effluvia. "It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture." Oh those lawny textures! As usual with these old stories, the mechanisms of the story telling (from the POV of a 3rd party, the tale in retrospect, and telling instea [...]


  • Drucilla

    This collection includes Stevenson's better known works and the lesser ones. In my opinion, these lesser known short stories are just as good as Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and maybe even better just because they haven't been as widespread. His stories have a little bit of everything: Sci-Fi, detectives, princes, mysteries and they're not too long if you just want a short read.


  • Justin Kung

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book that I would recommend to readers who enjoy a good, suspenseful, enigma. This book has a mixture of horror and mystery. The setting of this story is set near the late nineteenth century so the use of language might be a bit difficult to understand at first, but becomes easier to understand later on in the story. The author does a good job on sending out his message to the readers throughout the whole story. This book is about a scientist call [...]


  • Jaclyn

    Confession - I joined a new book club. I felt like I was cheating on my California book club. I promise I was thinking about them while we discussed the duality of man - the carnal and the supernal. This concept is one those universal battles that all people face- though many do not acknowledge the battle between being their best self and indulging in life's pleasures. Dr. Jekyll is a good man with a good idea about separating our dueling selves, but of course, it does not work out the way he pl [...]


  • lindsay

    I couldn't find the exact publication that I read, which was "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other Short Stories". The 'other short stories' were The Suicide Club, Markheim, the Body Snatcher, and one other story I can't recall but which was written like Scottish brogue and awfully difficult to read. For the most part they're about the struggle between good and evil. I enjoyed them all, although the endings weren't terribly imaginative. I think the Suicide Club was my favorite.


  • Midnight Blue

    I liked this but I didn't love it. I'm glad that it was written because so many great film adaptations were based on it--but it's kind of the same way I feel about Dracula--the movies and the whole archetype based on the work far outstrip the work itself.


  • Nostalgia Reader

    Rating is currently for "Jekyll and Hyde" only. I'd like to read the shorts, but not right now.This is immensely more enjoyable than when I first read it back in high school. It lends itself to so much academic analysis, you could teach a whole class on it and probably still not cover all the nuances contained within. But even non-academically, it's an excellent story.Although it is a relatively well known, tropey plot line at this point in time, I can only imagine how suspenseful and horrifying [...]


  • Nadine

    This book was boring. And short. I already kind of knew what was going to happen (thanks Once Upon a Time) and that might have ruined the tension a bit for me. But then, not much was happening, so the tension probably would never have been there, even if I didn't already know what was going to happen. So I guess I should be thankful that it was so short. This book just didn't do it for me.


  • Asma

    Loved it!!! I rated different short stories separately but I'll give it 4.5 stars as a whole.


  • lauren kellie

    "You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently, some bland old bird . . . is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name. No sir, I make it a rule of mine: the more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask."I really, really enjoyed Jekyll and Hyde. Stevenson has performed the miracle of crafting a masterful, engaging plot into a very short book. The myst [...]


  • Nathalia

    Comencemos por el principio. Leí este libro en numerosas ocasiones; primero por gusto personal (estaba en la biblioteca de mi abuelo), luego para el colegio y también para la academia de inglés. Y la semana pasada lo leí nuevamente para el Serendipia Club (club de lectura de la Comunidad Blogger Argentina).Algunos detalles no los recordaba, otros me resultaban claros como si lo hubiese hace unos días. Admito que la experiencia lectora no es la misma cuando uno ya conoce la resolución del m [...]


  • Sam

    A brilliantly written collection of stories that reflect the complexities and desires of the human conditions. The classic tale of Jekyll and Hyde reflects how people yearn to be someone else or lead a double life. I found Jekyll's character more interesting than Hyde's. Hyde was clear in his wants and desires and did what he wanted, how he wanted and when he wanted while Jekyll was clearly far more restrained and controlled. The comparison between the two characters reflects on the dual and com [...]


  • Katelyn

    I've only finished the titular novella for now. Perhaps, in the future, I will return to the other stories. Stevenson is a wonderful storyteller, but his sentences are incredibly winding and it takes some — you might say — sedulous effort on my part to always get the meaning behind each. Still, despite their difficult nature, his sentences are quite beautiful. I found his descriptions of different dualities to be particularly engaging — for there is much more than Jekyll versus Hyde and go [...]


  • Sarah Wagner

    The first story in this collection, the famous (or infamous) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is well-worth the read. A classic story, but also very readable and well-paced, Jekyll and Hyde is a fascinating tale to analyze, thinking of the nature of humanity and personality and what one's own darker side may desire. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys the contemporary retellings of this story should certainly read the original. The other stories included don't seem to have the same bril [...]


  • Anastacia Trubetskaya

    The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is a novel full of mysteries, but murder, crime, and law, isn't the only thing waiting to be solved. A London lawyer, Gabriel John Utterson, investigates strange cases that are cautiously happening to an old friend, Dr.Jekyll. Many clues appear, but it just can't be solved yet. The outcome to waiting too long lead to Drkyll’s death, which revealed many more clues to the murderer. But Mystery is what was needed to be solved. The strange case of Dr.Jekyl [...]


  • Vicky Griva

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's story was fascinating, but the fact that I already knew about his double personality ruined it for me. Nevertheless, the suspense was equally pleasurable. I loved the rest of the stories in the book! He is a great storyteller. I also found the Chapter on Dreams very illuminating and refreshing!


  • Megan

    Suffice it to say, the best part about this entire book was Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Body Snatcher wasriguing, but not what I would call good. The rest of the stories were uninteresting to me and the two essays, beyond the opening paragraph of the first, were as well.


  • Abigail

    I enjoyed this. Well-plotted stories that are genuinely creepy in places, even when (as with the title story) everyone already knows what they're about by cultural osmosis.


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