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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde And Other Stories Of The Supernatural

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  831 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Here are four frightening and suspenseful tales of human greed, evil tendencies, and sorrow, including Stevenson's classic chiller about the darker side of the human personality: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Paperback, 194 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Scholastic Inc (first published 1886)
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An enjoyable read of Stevenson's horror stories. A fun read for me simply because classic horror seems tame compared to contemporary horror novels. One has to wonder how horrified the damsels and gentlemen of the 19th century were to read about Stevenson's grave robbers, a Christmas day murder, a hell-bound imp in a bottle or Jekyll & Hyde.

Never having read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde previously, the story was a revelation of sorts. However, my favorite story was The Bottle Imp because its not o
This edition had 5 short stories. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was excellent. Even though I already knew about the relationship between the two title characters, the story was new to me and I really got caught up in it. "The Body Snatchers" was just ok; it left me a little indifferent. "The Bottle Imp" could have been better. I found the ending was way too convenient. (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah it was OK. Nothing thrilling really, I honestly thought more would happen. I did like the intrigue that was built up but, aside from that, I thought it was a bit mundane. But at least I can say that I've read it.
Jan 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy this at all.
I feel the modern day interpretations are better than the original
I get the message and theme from the book, but it didn't astound me in anyway
The writing was bland. Plot points were told to you in narration style (i.e 2 weeks ago, this happened). You would get "cliffhangers" only for it to never really be touched upon until the very end, the big reveal, a letter....... That's right. One letter explaining everything. Kind of killed what "suspense" the book h
Stacy Stosich
If three stars means it was okay, then three stars it is. It's always fun to read Victorian literature because you come across great words like "multifarious." However, this one just wasn't gripping. There were a lot of letters that were included in the text and they broke up the narrative too much. In fact, the book ended with a letter without even coming back to the impressions of the main character who was reading the letter. I expected it to be suspenseful, but it isn't up to par with other ...more
Pedro Pereira
Inglês arcaico, leitura algo difícil. O dilema filosófico (e a sua discussão interna - literalmente) que deu origem a todos os acontecimentos é revelado tarde demais - só no último capítulo. Até a este, é uma leitura algo vazia de ideias. Nota-se que o o autor, propositadamente, optou por deixar como mote final o tema mais interessante da história. Ao fazer isso, acaba por tratá-lo de uma forma algo superficial. Uma vaca que podia ter dado muito mais leite antes de ir para o matadouro.
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Finally finished! This one took a long time. I really like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, it's as brilliant as it's reputation suggests. The other stories however were a touch tedious. I didn't quite mind 'Markheim' and I would have like to see how 'Weir of Hermiston' would have ended. Other than that though, if I'm honest I found the other stories a bit boring. On the whole though, the point of reading it was really for Jekyll and Hyde and that was great :)
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now,This book is a real scary and horror my opinion,even Dracula wasn't this scary!!but it's not the events of the story that make it's the fear of losing one's good nature to its devil self,that makes you tremble in the end.
This book is full of,full of that one can't get it all at once and has to think it over and over again.
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that it was different then the books I've been reading but then is actually just like the the books I've been reading. I gave it 5 stars for efficiency and for being one of the books I've read that the chapters are only in the beginning of the book.
Camilla O'Keefe
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “the difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish”. In Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror, he accomplishes exactly what he wanted readers to feel when studying the pages of this book, by scaring, shocking, and almost piercing their souls as they read his words which give off a great deal of emotio ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, 2017
Un libro bastante fácil de leer (aunque yo me haya dado un postín...), con muchas frases increíbles que dan de que analizar un montón. Son de esos libros que tienes que leerlos sin saber de qué se trata realmente para que te guste y enganche del todo, pero lastimosamente ya yo sabía de qué iba y no pude disfrutarlo tanto. A pesar de todo, me gustó mucho.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Intriguing, Mind Boggling And A Great Eye Opener...
Priyadarshni Palanikumar
Another one of my revisits from childhood, this one. I had had it as part of my English course in 7th grade, and to be fair, I'd only managed to read two of the stories among the four (also because it was required to pass the course). Now that I've read it again, I know why.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is so advanced. Much deeper meaning in it than as grabbed by a 14-year old. The examination of human pleasures in good and evil genres, and the trapped sadist inside every human is exaggerated in the f
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
This story doesn't show much of the action, but tells you of it, since the speaker of the book is not Dr. Jekyll or Mr Hyde, but centers around an outside person close to them. It was not what I expected.

The Body Snatcher
I found this short story actually more interesting than the first tale, but less than the next story.

The Bottle Imp
This is my favourite story of the book, though the actions of the characters can be questionable, I found it the easiest to
Jan 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: at-home, on-my-nook
There were two stories in the edition I read. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Weir of Hermiston.
They both get three stars from me. I confess I was a little disappointed with Jekyll and Hyde. I'd never read it before, but was familiar with the basic premise of the story. Stevenson could have done so much more with this concept. The whole thing was very abrupt, moving from the opening mystery to each new revelation with such rapidity that I barely had a chance to enjoy the pro
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice collection of stories from different domains, but for me, the ones i found review worthy were, DR JEKYL& MR HYDE, and MARKHEIM, the first takcles the oldest war in the history of mankind, that between good and evil, a never ending clash establishing a party's autonomy only upon death. The simple message given here could be that of man's core, i.e the conscience. Though our future bares hidden secrets, unknown twists and unexpectable changes, still, a well bred conscience will always be ...more
May 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-studies
"With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that a man is not truly one, but truly two." (p.77)

The book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the classics in supernatural/horror books. As the introducer, Garth Nix, said, it is the fact that it could happen, that one could be completely different in the night than in the day, that makes it
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, fiction
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – What happens when Doctor Henry Jekyll, an up and coming, somewhat well known scientist, turns his scientific curiosities towards the true nature of man? He’s about to find out, and though it might delight his scientific mind at first, his experiments bring Danger to his very doorstep.
Edward Hyde, on the other hand, fears not the specter of Danger, and in fact, revels in it, and Blood-lust, and Pain. Addicted to the natural high of violence, Hyde shows no signs of haltin
SPOILER ALERT! Jekyll and Hyde are the same person! I just ruined it for you. You're welcome.

Stevenson writes a rollicking good adventure, as in Kidnapped and Treasure Island. In this novella, he also writes a fascinating psychological horror story. It was by no means action-packed, but his exploration of Jekyll and his horrible alter ego was well-done and intriguing. It was nearly allegorical in its study of morality. Jekyll is an essentially flawless good person, and he finds outlet of his hi
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
3,75 ; la question du double et du dédoublement de personnalité est passionnante.
Celeste Batchelor
This is not a very uplifting book. We struggled with a desire to read it/finish it because life is already hard enough. We don't need to add in more sad and scary things. But, it does show some interesting characteristics of mankind. The idea that one can somehow indulge in every sinful behavior they desire without detection is very real. This book was written long before the technological advances of television, cell phones, YouTube, and Facebook where individuals can disguise who they are and ...more
Beth Jenkin
Maybe I just went from contemporary to classic too fast and the change of writing style and language put me off, but this was hard work. Also I thought there would be more to the Jekyll and Hyde story than the rough outline I had in my head but it doesn't seem so. I got half way through the next short story and, after finding two words I've never heard in 23 years of being a native English speaker, and way too much general grim description of graverobbing creeps I gave up.
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ages ago, I bought this collection for the sake of the “Other Strange Tales.” I've now read the unfinished, posthumously published Weir of Hermiston as far as is allowed, so I am considering this book finished. I was pleased with this collection! Stevenson expertly evoked powerful sense of dread in both ‘Markheim’ and ‘The Bottle Imp’ but included a welcome underlying sense of humour as well! The aspects that most impressed me were that Ste ...more
Jul 24, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, brit-lit
The way that classic horror novels are portrayed in movies is remarkably unlike the way that they are in the actual books.

I found that out the hardway when Frankenstien contained exactly zero bolts in his neck. But I found it didn't bother me because the doctors madness was so much more compelling than the monster's mania ever was.

The opposite is true of this book. I knew how it turned out, and was stuck reading it not turn out for page after page after page, and then when it was finally reveale
James Hatton
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a bit unsure how to rate this book. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" definitely gets four stars. It's an excellent tale, with deep meaning underlying it. Profound, I would say. The other stories, not so much. They're OK. So, I rated the book for the story on which my purchase was intended; that being "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". The thing is, that person's motivation is in all of us, alas.
Auden Johnson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is such a beautifully written story. It was not at all what I expected. The language was gorgeous. I reached the end stunned and was even debated on flipping to the beginning and re-reading it. The information given was always just enough to pull you further and further into the story- giving you only what you needed to know until the end when you finally got Dr. Jekyll's tale.
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Miranda
Recommended to Laurie by: Crystal
Shelves: general-fiction
I can't believe I got through college without ever reading "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde." It was a great story, although the last chapter, which was a transcript of a letter by Dr. Jeckyll (don't worry, this isn't a spoiler) was difficult to get through. The other stories in this collection were creepy and fascinating on just the right level - enough to make you shudder but not enough to make you vomit - that I wish today's horror writers and movie makers would go back to.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I wonder how I got this far without reading any Robert Louis Stevenson stories! I enjoyed reading these four. I especially like thinking about how he was a contemporary author, so when he writes that the characters catch a cab, it is by horse and buggy, or when the characters go from Hawaii to Tahiti, it is by boat . . . the ordinary living features of the day are such a natural part of his stories. I like that.
ʏօʊʀ ʄʀɨɛռɖʟʏ [ʟɛʋɨ] ռɛɨɢɦɮօʀɦօօɖ քֆʏƈɦօքǟȶɦ
For starters, I didn't actually finish. I gave up on page 187 (78%). Jekyll/Hyde was fine, and the other stories were okay. But the last one about the Weir of Hermiston was so long and the dialogue was written with such a strong accent, I don't even really know what was going on. It was literally half of the book, which, really, makes the title of the book rather deceiving. I was surprised to find, though, that Hyde is actually not huge and menacing like the Hulk.
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is onl
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