Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

I ran into this yesterday at work and since it's so short, I just picked it up and read it in an afternoon for the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" challenge.

It's hard to know what there could be to say about such a famous story. Foolish Dr. Jekyll wants to indulge in his private vices without besmirching his reputation, and he comes up with a drug that allows him to bring the evil side of his nature to the fore, transforming him into Mr. Hyde. All too soon, Hyde gets too strong to be controlled.

Hey, look! A paperback cover! Sadly it is not as racy as a proper pulp cover should be, but I'll take it.


Amy said...

That cover is priceless. I love pre-1980 paperback covers.

Jean said...

Me too. I've turned some into bookbags, which is really fun.

Amy said...

Have you seen these? http://www.etsy.com/shop/spoonfulofchocolate

Jean said...

Hey, those are cool. More like a hard purse. Mine are fabric totes with a book cover panel sewn in the middle.