Diving into a classic re-read
Diving into a classic re-read
I finished off #DeweysReadathon by listening to the audiobook of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, an excellent pre-Hallowe'en read that is atmospheric and suspenseful.
I managed only 5.5 hours this time around, but I'm still glad I participated. I've been doing this readathon for over 10 years now and always look forward to it. Many thanks to the organizers of this terrific event! @DeweysReadathon
This was my first time watching any real version of Jekyll and Hyde, I did not know that Jekyll was such an a$$. I really need to put this on my tbr. (And I don‘t know why everything in my room looks so yellow in pictures 🤨) #TeamStoker
3 pts @TheReadingMermaid
Iconic classic, about the internal struggle between good and evil. Once evil is unleashed, it was hard to put the leash back on. I had a lot of fun reading this one. For fun, I decided that Mr. Hyde should be a Scottish Highlander. Available wherever audio books are sold.
Stevenson managed to cram a lot into these 66 pages, and literary types continue to analyse Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to death. If you assume you‘re familiar with the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and you don‘t need to read the original, you‘re really missing out. I‘ll definitely read it again, its allegory is evergreen. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/strange-case-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde-robert-louis-...
Interesting but not one of my favorites. This is a very rare case where I feel the movie adaptation did better than the book.
What a classic, what a read. Still a bit speechless. A great read. 😍🤩 Highly recommended.
Creepy, rough and sadly some kind of pretty real.
Catching up on my classics so I can jump into the Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter having read all the original sources. Today I‘ve gotten through the Island of Dr Moreau and Rappacinni‘s Daughter. Last one up is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Over 20 years after I first picked this up and.. wow .. what a difference a couple of decades makes. I found subtext galore! Lol ..Revelations about the duality of human nature, repression and sociopolitical castes that I completely missed when I was a kid. Oh.. and no surprise Stevenson is as breathtaking and brilliant a writer as he ever was. 5/5
"I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment. You start a question, and it‘s like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently some bland old bird (the last you would have thought of) is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name."
Pick I guess? New to Litsy and having a difficult time with the rating system so far... But I want those sweet internet book points so here we are. This book was kind of surprisingly affecting for me. Also dual-nature based horror is very on brand for me as a Gemini 😂
I got my #litsyswapoween #swapoween package when I got home right now and it honestly brought tears to my eyes. It‘s been a rough month and this just made me so happy. Thank you so much @Marilyncjackson you are the best and we are definitely going to be pen pals now. I cannot wait to read these books! And I‘m totally going to make hot cocoa in my mug and eat some of the cookies! 😍
This was a quick listen, and so worth it! The narration was brilliant. This book is definitely a classic for a reason.
When I post non-book related pictures on Litsy, I try to make sure there's a literary tie-in. If you know me, you know that my family is quite involved in theatre. Proud of my hubby taking on his first musical - Jekyll & Hyde! Here he is (left) in one of his ensemble roles as Jekyll's father. I have loved hearing stories of the cast developing character traits by reading the book!
More bookish television to recommend. . . This is an incredibly clever modernization that came out in 2007. It‘s the creation of the brilliant Steven Moffat (Coupling, Doctor Who, Sherlock). James Nesbit and Gina Bellman are resplendent. Given this is the first of October I thought I drag it out for a visit. Check it out if you are a fan of the book and not all precious about modernizations.
This is a fun, short, dark read. I first read it in college and still have my highlighted and annotated copy. I find the exploration of the darkness within ourselves to be fascinating.
The audiobook, narrated by Richard Armitage, is extremely well done. Richard can read the phone book, for all I care, to be honest, just as long as he keeps talking.
Book 5 done for #24in48
'Man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous, and independent denizens.'
I can only imagine what it would have been like to read this without knowing the twist! Supposedly fueled by a cocaine binge (tuberculosis treatment), Stevenson cranked out both the first and second drafts in only six days. After a nightmare prompted him to write the story either he or his wife threw it in the fire causing him to start again! Then the grim little penny dreadful turned into his most well-known work ever. Such is life.
“It was on the moral side, and in my own person, that I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both...”
#QuotsyJune18 | 15: #Fusion
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