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.