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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales o... by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Jul 15, 11

Read in July, 2011 — I own a copy

Classic story of a good man exploring his dark side. Terrific classic horror tale. Smart and well-written, and the age of the language use gives it perfect (authentic) flavor. Dr. Jekyll, as everyone knows, wishes to explore the nature of Man, and through a potion he concocts he is able to transform himself from a man who is knowledgeable and conscientious, able to consciously steer himself away from evil, into a man who personifies all the dark and deviant things that man holds locked away in his mind and soul. Call it a morality play, if you will, but Dr. Jekyll does not so much preach the evils of evil and goodness of good but lays out the truth that there is light and darkness in everyone and each person must embrace and manage the war between them. In the end, he destroys himself and then confesses all in the tragedy that befalls him -- a warning to those who would give in to the darkness the lurks in the corners of each person's heart.
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