Read it: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island.

The story is told through the eyes of Mr. Utterson, lawyer and friend of Dr. Jekyll; then, through his confession, the Dr. himself. I won’t elaborate, most everyone knows the tale. I’ve seen a few different film adaptations of this story, I’m a huge fan of classic horror films, so it was interesting to read the original story. The main difference is Dr. Jekyll doesn’t have a love interest or a woman on the side in the book.

Jekyll and Hyde is as much a warning to science as it is to morality… Dr. Jekyll uses science to indulge his moral weaknesses. Enjoying his freedom from morals he then cultivates Mr. Hyde with science until his control is completely lost.

This was a very enjoyable book, well paced and suspenseful; I’m sure I’ll read it again. I was able to get it for free on my kindle a few years back and I’d be amazed if they don’t have it at your local library. So pick this one up and enjoy the story!