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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Aug 20, 07

Read in June, 2007

I thoroughly enjoy Stevenson's writing style. His vocabulary is enriching, colorful, and varied, not overly archaic, verbose, or remote.

The thematic elements of this novella are well-known; the duality of man's nature (good vs. evil) and his eerie, instinctive desires for the latter. Discussion of this theme is Stevenson's high-mark in this work. The book is quite short and the plot setup itself is a bit awkward and feels unfilling. The reader yearns for more background information on Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, but doesn't receive it until the very end in a long-drawn out letter.
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