Read a sample of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Kindle sample can be read on a desktop PC using the widget below. However, on mobile devices the widget will open in a new window. Use the breadcrumbs above to navigate back to the review page.

Synopsis

Murder and monstrosity on the streets of Victorian London. Nineteenth century London can be a very dangerous place. Beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society lurks a violent madman who emerges at night to commit the most cold-hearted of crimes. Nothing is known of him except his name: Mr Hyde. Just who is this evil man? A lawyer and a doctor beginning their own investigation are shocked to find that Mr Hyde is an acquaintance of their respectable friend Dr Henry Jekyll. Worse still, Dr Jekyll is unwilling to listen to stories of Hyde’s chilling behaviour, and retreats into his laboratory work when confronted. But as the months turn to years and the violence turns to ruthless murder on London’s streets, Dr Jekyll is finally forced to confront the chaos, and to admit that he can no longer hide from Mr Hyde.

"As would seem fitting for a tale as strange as this, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes with a number of literary legends attached. One states that gruesome scenes from the story first appeared to Stevenson as nightmares. Another suggests that the impetuous author torched the first full draft after criticism from his wife. Neither myth may be true. The only certainty is that Stevenson’s book very cleverly captured the clear contradictions of Victorian society, demonstrating the awful consequences of keeping man’s natural animal instincts locked away beneath the strict ideas of ‘decency’. Jekyll and Hyde is a terrifying glimpse into the dark depths of the mind."

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is available as a free ebook

Amazon.co.uk logo Amazon.com logo

Reader reviews

from Estonia

10-stars

It was good.

from Pakistan

7-stars

Really cool book, loved doing the book review.

from Winchester

8-stars

A novella that explores the deep and dark recesses of the human psyche - brilliant.

Read all 4 reader reviews

Read more samples from our top-rated books similar to The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde