Originally Published: January 5, 1886
While a familiar tale of good versus evil, this novel still brings chills over 125 years after its original publication.
When lawyer John Utterson fears that his friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, has made a mistake leaving everything in his will to Mr. Edward Hyde – a man with a bad reputation – he investigates the relationship between the two. Soon, he learns of the wicked story that intertwines the men.
Unfortunately, the best part about this story comes at the very end when we are able to read of Jekyll’s transformations into Hyde through a note written by Jekyll himself. Prior to this, everything we know comes through others’ accounts. The struggles between lightness and darkness are most apparent in the beholder’s eyes.
However, the story is gripping and can’t be put down.
Final say: Fear will eventually ripple through your skin. ★★★☆☆