Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a drama-thriller novel first published in 1886.
The tale follows Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer with a very special friend. While walking with his cousin, Utterson learns of an incident witnessed by his cousin concerning a certain Mr. Hyde. With this name ringing a bell, Utterson heads back home and searches through the wills of his clients to find his friend’s, Dr. Jekyll. Just like he thought, the will that had given Utterson an uneasy feeling did mention Mr. Hyde. The will stated that if Dr. Jekyll were to disappear for three months or to die, everything should go to Mr. Hyde. Utterson starts investigating his friend, Dr. Jekyll, and tries to meet with the mysterious Mr. Hyde. A series of unfortunate events happen before Utterson can finally know the truth.
Just like any tale as old as time, I knew about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but I had never read the book myself. I was surprised at the fact that the book isn’t about how Dr. Jekyll started becoming Mr. Hyde, but was instead about a lawyer named Utterson that was investigating Mr. Hyde. It was only at the end that we got to know the story from Dr. Jekyll’s point of view. I was still immersed in the story and would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to know the story in depths.
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤