Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The idea for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde famously came to Robert Louis Stevenson one night in a dream. This graphic novel adaptation by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal has transformed that dream into an exquisite nightmare. Their faithful adaptation combines an already-chilling tale with truly haunting artwork.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a respectable London doctor who ends up leading a dreadful double life—as a doctor, and as a cold-blooded murderer. Fans of Stevenson’s original novel and new readers will be riveted by this fascinating moral thriller.


My Review:


"I suddenly began to understand more profoundly the irrelevance of this solid body in which we walk. Not only did I recognize my natural body, the aura and the radiant powers that made up my spirit...."

This is the graphic adaptation of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally published in 1886. Stevenson, and invalid while writing this novel, often thought of leading a double life. As this was written towards the end of his life, it would be understandable how one can conjure such an idea. 

"I had gone to bed Henry Jekyll and woken up as Edward Hyde! How could this have happened and how could it be rectified?" 

Robert Louis Stevenson won his first literary price at the age of six and wrote throughout his life. I definitely would like to read more of his works.
I enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation with its charcoal drawings. The picture boxes where large and the comic bound beautiful in thick stock. It's a keeper.