The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (my thoughts) have produced some wonderful covers for this fantastic story. Take a look at the few below, tell me which one is your favorite. Cover of the 20011 Campfire Classics Graphic Novel Handmade oil painting reproduction of Front cover of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-94 c.1910, a painting by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Jason Edmiston’s version from Required Reading Bookcover Remix My favorite is the Campfire Classics cover. The picture has many elements of the story, the laboratory, the duel personality, The green smoke, one red eye, even a different suite. So tell me, what’s your favorite? Zohar – Man of la Book Related articles Fun Facts Friday: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (manoflabook.com) Thoughts on: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (manoflabook.com) Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (blogcritics.org) 20 Brilliant Novellas You Should Read (listverse.com)
This week I reviewed The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, one of my favorite authors. While writing my post I found some interesting facts about the story. 1 ) Stevenson developed the story while a teenager. 2 ) Stevenson’s stepson, Lloyd Osbourne said that the first draft took maybe three days to for Stevenson to write. 3 ) Supposedly Stevenson burned the first draft (even though there are no evidence) so he’ll be forced to start the writing process from scratch. 4 ) Re-writing took Stevenson anywhere from three to six days, but continued to revise it for four to six weeks afterwards. 5 ) The book was initially sold for one shilling in the UK and one dollar in the US in paperback format. 6 ) The American publisher Bill Clinton published the book four days before it appeared in the UK (published by Longmans). 7 ) Stores would not stock the book until it was reviewed in The Times. After a favorable review thought the book sold almost 40,000 copies in six months. 8 ) Over 250,000 copies were sold by 1901. 9 ) For many people this book was the…
As time goes on, this novella could be read in several ways. There is the most known one, that of split personality, but also could be a pathological angle of investigating the nature of mental illness. In these days, where science, technology and medicine is much more advanced, the story could also be read as a warning on the extreme use of mind altering chemicals, drugs or alcohol and the self destructive properties of such actions.
About: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne is a classic science fiction novel published in 1870. The book’s original title Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, the literal translation would be “Seas” which might imply the seven seas. 416 pages Publisher: Naval Institute Press ISBN-10: 0870216783 My rating for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – 5 Buy & Save on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository US | Book Depository UK More books by Jules Verne Part of the League of Extraordinary Gentle — Men of la — Book Challenge (Vol. 1) Thoughts: I have read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne in two languages and several versions. I have to say that this translation beats them all. The book shows Verne’s genius which is tough to translate, the characters come alive on the pages and the adventures they go through are exciting. The comedic tone and even psychology show well in this wonderful translation. As in the previous versions I have read, there are many “lists” and descriptions of the ocean life. I have to say that I did skimmed through the lists but read…
About: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a fictional book now considered a classic. The story appeared in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890 but Wilde modified the story before publishing it in 1891. See my Fun Facts Friday postabout this book to learn more. 304 pages Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; Annotated edition ISBN-10: 0674057929 My rating for The Picture of Dorian Gray – 4 Buy & Save on The Picture of Dorian Gray through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle| Book Depository US | Book Depository UK More books by Oscar Wilde Thoughts: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (official website) is a strange book. While its themes are certainly sophisticated and poignant, the book itself, I felt, was crude as if Wilde wrote it in anger.. The last chapter tied up everything together and made very astute observations. The story, in some form I felt, is certainly relevant today and especially during the time of super-consumerism holiday season. A time which I find distasteful, stressful and quite confusing. To Dorian Gray, his beauty and vanity become the tools which destroy his soul. He can no longer love, only lust. He can no longer be passionate, only a…
An English solicitor named Jonathan Harker travels from England to meet Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania to provide legal real estate support. Harker soon discovers he is a prisoner in the castle and noticed Dracula’s nocturnal life.
The few interesting events that do happen in this book are being told in such short order that it seems the author glossed over them on purpose
The dark, brooding and punishing interactions between the complex characters are a mastery of storytelling. The characters are also part of this complex plot
The main characters, Jim Hawkins and Long John Sliver have certainly cemented themselves as two of the most intriguing and dimensional characters in literature
Hartright, the one who is doing the investigation, doesn’t only talk to witnesses, but also minor characters who can give him background information