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FREE PDF Ó BOOK The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ☆ ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson ➝ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the famous Scottish author Robert Louis StAt was first published in 1886 The work is commonly known today as T The appearancessuperficiality motif appears as early on as the first sentence in this tense tight but ultimately convoluted smear of a novella Count on countenance for good sturdy bones in a story of detection yet Plus there are really nice framing devices on display here a check mark always in my book like the letters within letters narrative a nifty exercise which is mighty cool Here my favorite sentence from the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Jekyll had than a father's interest; Hyde had than a son's indifference 85 Super dooper neatYet And then there is the fact that the main protagonists become manifested once they are uttered into existence by the status uo the pre turn of the century Londonfolk Rumor creates their reputations before the two er one ever make the center stage HoweverI must mention that I feel as though the actual occurrence the solved crime what's underneath all the whispy artifices of this rudimentary detective noir novel is a homosexual relationship gone to extremes to a level that's too literary? Maybe that's a stretch Also I LOVE that JEKYLL sounds like jackal as in Devil CuteButThis is not worthy of the canon Bottom Line Cos the whole Dual Nature and Commingling of Good and Evil thing is overdone stamped into the reader like some mantra that could be interpreted in many different ways and becomes uite frankly overly exhausted This ain't as kitschy or pre kitschy nowhere near as I'd foolishly predicted If you want something macabre AND brilliant go to the French serial classic The Phantom of the Opera

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Ella written by the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson th 55 pages later and I’m still convinced that Robert Louis Stevenson named his characters this way exclusively so he could fit in the line “if he shall be Mr Hyde I shall be Mr Seek” and honestly? that’s iconic uiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like a clock during a thunderstorm There’s a reason this novella has stood the test of time it is creepy and interesting as hell I think there’s something very terrifying to me about the idea of losing humanity and sanity at first due to your own choices but later because of forces you cannot control Robert Louis Stevenson allegedly wrote this while on drugs and you can definitely feel that experience in the book This is such a short book and I don’t know uite what else to say but guys I love Victorian horror it's so fucking weird and wild and all about Transgressing Social Norms and Being Subversive and this is the kind of shit I am HERE for sometime I’ll write my term paper about how Victorian horror was a way for ueer people women and mentally ill people to express their frustrations at Victorian society in a way that appealed to mass audiences because I find that dynamic fascinating dangerous ideas book 2 Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a nov ”It came about that Edward Hyde was so much smaller slighter and younger than Henry Jekyll Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other 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 And yet when I looked upon that ugly idol in the glass I was conscious of no repugnance rather of a leap of welcome This too was myself” Richard Mansfield was mostly known for his dual role depicted in this double exposure The stage adaptation opened in London in 1887 a year after the publication of the novella Picture 1895Dr Henry Jekyll is a brilliant man who in the course of trying to understand the human psyche has turned himself with tragic results into a guinea pig for his experiments He has unleashed a power from within that is turning out to be too formidable to be properly contained This book was released in 1886 and at first none of the bookshop wanted to carry the book because of the subject matter but a positive review had people flocking to the stores to read this sinister tale of hubris overcoming reason The American first edition is the true first edition because it preceded the London edition by three daysThe timing was perfect for releasing such a tale The Victorian society was struggling with the morality that had been imposed upon them by the previous generation They were embracing vice Many men of means living in London now found themselves hearing the siren song of pleasures available on the East End They could be as naughty as they wanted and safely leave their depravity on that side of town before they return to the respectable bosom of their family and careers They were struggling with the dual natures of their existences The thunder of the church and the faces of their sweet families made them feel guilty for their need to drink gin in decrepit pubs smoke opiates in dens of ineuity consort with underage whores and run the very real risk of being robbed by cutthroats This walk on the wild side also allowed them the privilege of feeling completely superior to all those beings providing their means of entertainment Jekyll as it turns out is no different He relishes the adventures of his other persona even as he feels the mounting horror of losing control of this other self he calls Mr Edward Hyde Further his creation has no loyalty ”My two natures had memory in common but all other faculties were most uneually shared between them Jekyll who was composite now with the most sensitive apprehensions now with a greedy gusto projected and shared in the pleasures and adventures of Hyde; but Hyde was indifferent to Jekyll or but remembered him as the mountain bandit remembers the cavern in which he conceals himself from pursuit” Spencer Tracy plays Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1941Unfortunately indifference becomes personal brutal in nature as Hyde becomes and a caged animal who does not want to have to embrace the pretenses of Jekyll’s respectable position ”The hatred of Hyde for Jekyll was of a different order His terror of the gallows drove him continually to commit temporary suicide and return to his subordinate station of a part instead of a person; he loathed the necessity he loathed the despondency into which Jekyll had fallen and he resented the dislike which he was himself regarded”The tincture that has so far allowed Jekyll to contain Hyde is needing to be doubled and tripled to give Jekyll some modicum of control over his deviant nature Jekyll contacts every apothecary he knows trying to find of the solution he needs only to discover that the original batch that he used to make his “grand discovery” with must have been tainted with a foreign substance unknown to any of the suppliers This foreign substance unfortunately is the ingredient that made the emergence and the restraint of Hyde possible Dire circumstances indeed Men who normally did not read novels were buying this book I believe they were looking for some insight into their own nature maybe even some sympathy for their own urges They made a book that uite possibly could have been thought of as an entertaining gothic novel into an international best seller New generations of readers are still finding this book essential reading Even those that have never read this book know the plot and certainly know the names of Jekyll and Hyde It has inspired numerous movies mini series comic books and plays It could be argued that it is one of the most influential novels on the creative arts It was but a dream Robert Louis Stevenson was stymied for a new idea He was racking his brain hoping for inspiration ”He had his names for the agents of his dreams his whimsical alter ego and writing self Stevenson referred to these agents it pains me to admit as ‘the little people’ and the ‘the Brownies’ His hope was that they would supply him with marketable tales” RLSIt came to him in a nightmare that had him screaming loudly enough to wake the whole household It was a gift from the depths of his mind maybe an acknowledgement of his own dark thoughts his own darkest desiresHe wrote the nightmare down on paper feverishly over ten days When he read the final draft to his wife Fanny her reaction was not what he expected She was cold to the tale completely against publishing such a sensationalized piece of writing They argued thin skinned to any criticism as most writers are especially when it is a complete repudiation of a piece of writing he was particularly proud of; Stevenson in a moment of rage tossed the whole manuscript in the fireplace Be still my heart There is no arguing with success of this magnitude but I can’t help but wonder what was in that first draft If there is a criticism of this novel it would be for the restrained nature in which it is presented Did Stevenson just let it all go? Did he give us elaborate details of Hyde’s excursions? Was Jekyll’s glee in Hyde’s adventures fully explored? I understand Stevenson was a fiery Scot given to flights of temper that could only be doused with something as dramatic as throwing 60000 words into the fire but how about flinging the pages about the room and storming away followed by the proper slamming of a door to punctuate displeasure In my mind’s eye I can see his stepson Lloyd Osborne carefully gathering the pages scaring himself reading them in the middle of the night and keeping them for all posterity between the leaves of a writing journal In 1920 John Barry played Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeStevenson was obsessed with the concept of good and evil We all have a side to our personality that we prefer to keep hidden We all wear masks For now our inner thoughts are still our own but don’t be surprised if the NSA has figured out how to tap in and tape those as well Sometimes wearing the mask becomes arduous Another entity fights to be allowed to roam free We want to be impulsive self gratifying slutty sometimes brutal but most importantly unfettered by our reputations I wouldn’t necessarily call that evil but there are people who do have true viciousness barely contained and we have to hope they continue to restrain it The Victorians identified with JekyllHyde and maybe to know that others are also struggling with doing right without doing wrong certainly made them feel less like an aberration when they next felt the itch for the East End I’m sure this book was the source of many fine conversations as they drank their gin and smelled the musky hair of the doxie on their laps The author with his wife and their household in Vailima Samoa c 1892 Photograph of Robert Louis Stevenson and family Vailima on the island of Upolu in Samoa Left to right Mary Carter maid to Stevenson's mother Lloyd Osbourne Stevenson's stepson Margaret Balfour Stevenson's mother Isobel Strong Stevenson's stepdaughter Robert Louis Stevenson Austin Strong the Strong's son Stevenson's wife Fanny Stevenson and Joseph Dwight Strong Isobel's husbandThe word that most of his friends and acuaintances used to describe Stevenson RLS as I often think of him was captivating He was sorely missed when he made the decision to move to Samoa taking himself a long way from supportive friends and his fans He was searching for a healthy environment that would restore his always ailing health Unfortunately the new climate was found too late he died at the age of 44 from a brain aneurysm leaving his last novel the Weir of Hermiston unfinished Many believe that he was on the verge of writing his greatest novel Oddly enough F Scott Fitzgerald a very different writer from RLS but also a favorite of mine died at 44 as well Critics also believe that The Last Tycoon would have been his best novel if he’d had time to finish it It does make me wonder about the wonderful stories that were left forever trapped in the now long silent pens of RLS and FSF but they both left lasting monuments to literature Even those that don’t appreciate their writing the way I do still have to admit that their impact was undeniable If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at