Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book 114: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Book Stats.

Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

First Published: 1886
My Edition: Signet Classic (at left)
Pages: 144

Other Works Include: Treasure Island (1883), Prince Otto (1885), Kidnapped (1886), The Black Arrow (1888), Catriona (1893), as well as various short story collections and co-written novels

I am still working my way through the massive Moby-Dick, and while I love Melville's masterpiece, I need a little breather before diving back in. I decided it might be a good idea to grab a book off my R.I.P. Challenge list to get working on it.

I read Stevenson's Treasure Island last month and really LOVED it, so I was excited to get to it anyway. I have a huge pile of his work that I picked up at all those book sales, so I am hoping this is just as positive as Treasure Island was.

Hopefully, given Darlyn's recent review, this will be a fast, fun read that I will absolutely LOVE. I read the first chapter last night and only set it down because I was who knows, maybe I'll even finish it tonight!

If you are curious, here are my thoughts on Treasure Island.


  1. This is one of my VERY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER! It's cheesy and a shilling shocker, but has its own undercurrent of depth, and the tone and atmosphere are just fabulous. I hope you love it!

  2. I really like this book, so I hope you do too! I still haven't read Treasure Island, so I should probably get on that soon.

  3. This one is sitting on my bed, waiting to be read! Not sure if I'll get to it soon; it's more on my mind than on the to-read list. Perfect for the season! :-)

  4. I erad and reviewed this book earlier this year and I really enjoyed it too. It really wasn't what I expected in smoe ways, but it was very weel thought through book

  5. I've never read it! I hope it's awesome!

  6. I am pretty sure that I've only read the children's abridged version of this when I was younger. I've wanted to read the original version but haven't gotten around to it. Although, I have fond memories of watching the Wishbone episode that featured this.

  7. Another book I need to read (and the season would be perfect right now, but I don't know if time will allow). I was listening to the musical adaptation of this the other day and realized I had no idea how close the musical and the book are.

  8. Thanks for linking to my review. :) I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on this one. I thought this book ended too soon.