KimMiE” ’s #CBR5 Review #10: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those novels that has worked its way into our collective consciousness. If someone mentions Jekyll and Hyde-like behavior, you understand what that means, even if you have never read the novella. In the 127 years since it was published, over 100 film adaptations have been made, not to mention stage, radio, television, and countless parodies. Remember that Gilligan’s Island episode, where Gilligan dreams he is Dr. Gilligan/Mr. Hyde, switching to the evil version of himself at the mention of food? Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, as I was hunting around for something to read, I decided I was in the mood for a popular classic, something British and Victorian, preferably. Stevenson’s novel presented itself, and I realized I had never actually read it. That’s probably true for many…

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