The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

This book is probably one of the first books that come to mind when hearing the word ‘identity’. It is a true classic regarding dual personalities and a large contributor to the science-fiction genre of English literature. However, it is not just about potions and morphing but also has a hidden moral inside (will not give it away here as then it is giving up the whole story!).

Mr. Utterson is Dr. Jekyll’s best friend and lawyer. So when he finds that Jekyll has changed his will in a very strange manner, he is determined to find out what the matter is. But strange things are happening, and Mr. Hyde, a vulgar man, is tramping the streets. Will Mr. Utterson be able to stop the evil doings of Mr. Hyde? And at what cost?

I’m usually not a big fan of Stevenson as I find it hard to understand his thick English language. However, I found I could read this book perfectly well, and enjoy it at that! I really enjoyed this book and give it 8 stars. I recommend it for ages 10+ as it can be a bit creepy sometimes but at a tolerable rate.

K

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