The five critical essays centre on the novella's allegorical dimensions and its narrative technique. Four scientific essays, including one by Stephen Jay Gould, discuss the concept of the divided self, multiple personality disorders and the use of narcotics.
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Fun to read even if you know the story in and out.
An ode to good and evil? A recognition of hidden conflicts in us all? A realistic nightmare that feels us falling, losing control, seeing our worst instincts come to life. Timeless.
The Classic Revisited
It has been decades since I read this. It is not like any of the films made from the story. You are given a view from the lawyer's investigation into the mystery for all but the last chapter where Jekyll explains his complete experience with Hyde. This is where the films get the foundation for the films.
The best of the films is the one with Fredric March. Read the book, then check out the film.