Review: Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


On their weekly walk, an eminently sensible, trustworthy lawyer named Mr. Utterson listens as his friend Enfield tells a gruesome tale of assault. The tale describes a sinister figure named Mr. Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and reemerges to pay off her relatives with a check signed by a respectable gentleman. Since both Utterson and Enfield disapprove of gossip, they agree to speak no further of the matter. It happens, however, that one of Utterson’s clients and close friends, Dr. Jekyll, has written a will transferring all of his property to this same Mr.Hyde. Soon, Utterson begins having dreams in which a faceless figure stalks through a nightmarish version of London. 


I have this edition (but the cover is different. I can't find the one with my cover) and as you can see it has other stories as well. I will review those stories an other time. 

My opinion:

I loved the story! This is just a psychological classic and I loved the main theme: good and evil. I didn't know the ending because I haven't read/heard/watched anything about this story: I just wanted to read the book first. But I did heard Pretty Little Liars was based on this story so I was curious. I think the main thing PLL has similar to this book is the split personalities and the decision between good and evil. I love both. 


I also found a video about this book and the author. You can watch it below if you want to (but be warned: it has spoilers in it): 



Have you read Dr Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and what is your favourite movie adaptation?