strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-110601338For those in the mood for a classic horror tale on this late October “Throwback Thursday,” I recommend: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.

“Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged…I was suddenly struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror.” Scottish author Stevenson’s short novel, first published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. The respectable doctor’s mysterious relationship with his evil associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature. Full of mystery and fright, this story has remained popular for more than a century, and has been adapted countless times – over 132 in film alone. In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880’s.

You can find this book in the Adult Fiction section at F STEVENSON