'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change-he seemed to swell-his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter...' Troubled by the strange ...
'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change-he seemed to swell-his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter...' Troubled by the strange behaviour of his friend, Dr Jekyll, a young London lawyer decides to investigate. But the truth, as he discovers that Jekyll and the brutal Edward Hyde are one and the same is more terrible than he could possibly have anticipated...The young Robert Louis Stevenson haunted by nightmares that by day he worked as a respectable doctor and by night he roamed the back alleys of old-town Edinburgh. In three days of feverish creativity, he produced a story about his terrifying dream existence. His wife found it too gruesome, so he promptly burned the manuscript. But in another feverish three days he wrote it again. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde became an instant classic - a chilling exploration of the evil in all of us and a byword for terrifying, uncontrollable split personality. Today, Hollywood depends on the massive success of its superhero. science fiction, and action and adventure franchises. But before THE INCREDIBLE HULK there was DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE. In this stunning new edition, illustrated by legendary comic book artist, Bryan Hitch, the original book's widescreen, cinematic appeal is clear.
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Publishers Weekly, 2010-05-03 Martin Jarvis delivers a gripping reading of Stevenson's classic. When Gabriel Utteron discovers that the sinister Mr. Hyde has moved into the home of his friend Dr. Jekyll and stands to benefit from his will, he becomes concerned and enlists the help of their mutual friend, Dr. Hastie Lanyon. Things go from bad to worse: Jekyll withdraws further from his social circle; Hyde's criminal sprees culminate in murder; and Utteron and Lanyon fight to save their friend and unravel the mystery of Hyde's origins and disappearance. Jarvis's pacing is excellent, his characterization spot on, and his renditions of Jekyll and Hyde perfect; he creates two distinct characters that illustrate the story's exploration into the duality of human nature. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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