Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Author: R.L Stevenson
Published: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1993
First Line: "Mr Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable."
Summary: A good man takes a potion that turns him into a freak of pure evil. A reasonable scientist is transformed - through the agency of science itself - into the living embodiment of unreason.
Review: For something different I thought I'd try my hand at an old classic novel. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a really good choice. I absolutely loved it.
It's a very short book so it doesn't take long to read at all but it is definitely worth the read if you have a spare couple of hours.
I loved the way this was written, the language was like magic. As I was reading it I was absolutely amazed and drawn in. It was so different to anything else that it was really refreshing for something different.
There's not a lot else I have to say about The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde other than it is a fantastic book and it's easy to see why it's labelled a classic. It is definitely a book that is worth a read.
Source: Own book