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The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde was written in England and he wrote a similar tale about the double in the form of two brothers in Samour; The Master Of Ballantrae. Stevenson was very influenced by his stern father and the equally stern Calvinist tradition in Presbyterian Scotland. The Calvinist thought that sin and evil were deeply rooted in the human soul...
Publié le 26 mai 2004 par Nellyes

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Jekyll & Hyde
Se lit bien, rapidement. Un peu de déception quant à la description des métamorphoses & à l'absence de détails scientifiques.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 CLASSE-IQUE MAIS TELLEMENT BON..., 26 mai 2004
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Nellyes "{Traditionnal U2 fan}" (quelque part en Provence...) - Voir tous mes commentaires
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The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde was written in England and he wrote a similar tale about the double in the form of two brothers in Samour; The Master Of Ballantrae. Stevenson was very influenced by his stern father and the equally stern Calvinist tradition in Presbyterian Scotland. The Calvinist thought that sin and evil were deeply rooted in the human soul. They also believed the devil could reappeared in human form. This is clearly present in The Portray Of Hyde. The double is a firm XIXth century motive going back to the Gothic novel and can be traced in German and Russian literature. The double became very frequent in the "fin de siècle" with Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and H.G Wells. The literary double plays out the conflicts of Christianity, the age of reason, the Enlightenment, evolution and psychology. Other terms meaning the double are doppelganger and alter ego. Novels built around the double explore the rupture between the public and the private self and between the social pressures to do good opposed to an instinctive desire to break rules. Advances in medicine in the XIXth century had made the working of the human body clear but was counter balanced by a belief in hidden mysteries of the body. Such ideas were explored by psychologists and were finally developed by Freud in his study of the ego and the id. But Stevenson had not read Freud and it would be a mistake to see the novel as a simple demonstration of Freudian theory. Stevenson work is of course not just a demonstration of the world around him. In A Humble Remonstrance he defines the idea of literature criticizing naturalism and deterministic modes of fiction. He declared that the author should: "half close his eyes against the daggle and confusion of reality». The immediate origin of Jekyll and Hyde was a dream and Stevenson called it "a bogy tale". Reading Jekyll and Hyde today we have to try to forget received ideas about the text.» To be a Jekyll and Hyde" is now a common expression in English to mean somebody changeable and heretic. The original reader would have been lost, confused and amazed by the text. The first half of the novel is like a detective story when Utterson, the respectable lawyer suspects something is wrong in his friend life and decide to get to the truth. Like a detective story; the narrative includes a murder scene: the Carew murder case, a suspect and a series of eye witnesses. Before we reach the statement, we soon guess that Jekyll is hiding the truth about his relationship with Hyde but nobody really suspects they might be the same man. It is as Utterson says on page 44: "this is a very strange tale, this is rather a wild tale". It is worth noticing how easily we accept the fetched scientific explanation behind Jekyll's metamorphosis. The secret is that he takes some powders bought at the chemist's and changes into his hideous double. He takes more powders to change back but the text is so compelling that the reader is not trouble by such fantasies. We accept that a tall aging doctor can change into a smaller younger criminal. This is because we read the text as an allegory. Hyde represents ugliness hidden in man and Jekyll represents the respectable man in society. Jekyll's quest for self division is an attempt to gratify his hidden self without loosing his public appearance. The trouble is once the hidden self has tasted freedom it can no longer accept repression. Jekyll says on page 64 : "my devil had long been caged, he came out roaring». Another reason for our fascination for the novel is the interdependence of Jekyll and Hyde. Hyde is not just Jekyll's negative; he is also part of his respectability. In this text "Je" est un autre (Rimbaud) but he's also the same. Jekyll is obsessed by his own dark reflection. He even keeps a mirror in his study to watch his own transformation. In his final statement he admits that he is wholly responsible for his dangerous other self. Like his old ancestor Dr.Frankenstein, Jekyll is a scientist who created a monster that he cannot control. And finally, the novel is compelling because of its speed. It starts with a quick Sunday walk and quickly plunges into the heart of man. The mysterious door on page 1 leads to a nightmarish story. Utterson believes he has the murderer shut up in the study and Jekyll is writings his statements quickly because he knows that Hyde is returning forever. When Poole and Utterson break down the door they find not the murderer but a dead body. Jekyll has finished writing and killed his double unless his double killed him.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The classic horror story of the beast buried within us all, 29 octobre 2005
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Lawrance M. Bernabo (The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota) - Voir tous mes commentaires
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"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is assured a place in the history of horror fiction because it the literary classic that represents the archetype of the werewolf (the human with the hiding inside). Along with Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein" (the Thing Without a Name) and Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (the Vampire) Robert Louis Stevenson's novella is part of the gothic foundation of the modern horror story. All have in common the fact that they promise to tell a story that might best be left untold, which, of course, is exactly the sort of story we want to hear.
Given that Stevenson was writing when the genre of horror fiction was not recognized as such, it is surprising that "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is cast in the form of a mystery novel. Stevenson invites his readers to try and get ahead of the story, to put the clues together and come to the conclusion. Today it is nearly impossible to pick up this story and not know the "secret," but if you think back to the late 19th-century when this story was written you can get a sense for how Stevenson used the biases and limitations of his readers to his advantage in keeping them from what we might consider to be an obvious conclusion.
More importantly, Stevenson is writing several decades before the writings of Sigmund Freud revolutionized the whole idea of human psychology. Yet we can certainly find evidence of the conscious and subconscious mind of which Freud would write. Stevenson reinforces this metaphor with the block of buildings that divides this particular part of London, with one side representing the civilized world of a respected physician and the other side the squalor of the world inhabited by an inhuman creature who gives in to his every earthly desire. The novella also speaks to the topic of evolution, with Hyde being described as "ape-like," reinforcing the idea that our most human attributes remove us ever further from the category of mere animal.
Of the three classic horror novels, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is the most accessible. Not only because of its shorter length, but also because its evil is more realistic, even in terms of our imagination. We might be unable to reanimate the dead or to become the walking dead, but we can certainly relate to the idea of unleashing the beast buried with us. Even if we could not, we can recognize the "werewolf" in the real world in the form of serial killers who try to show a civilized face to us in public. This is not to say that the novella is simplistic, for Stevenson offers a sophisticated narrative. If this is one of those literary you have never read because you already know the story, then you should take out an evening to sit down and finally get around to reading it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 "If he be Mr. Hyde," he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek.", 1 mai 2011
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Atty. Mr. Utterson is worried, as the keeper of Dr Henry Jekyll's will. The will gives everything to Edward Hyde incase of Henry's death or disappearance. Mr. Utterson met the hideous Hyde once and does not trust him. Well it looks like Henry's will will have to be executed as the housekeeper; Mr. Pool thinks Hyde hid Henry's body.

Once again, I saw Spencer Tracy before I read the book, so I was anticipating a different type of story. I read "Treasure Island" so I am familiar with Stevenson's writing style but I did not realize that this story was more of a mystery that draws the conclusion and revelation in the end. The explanation of man and his duel personality is excellent and I suspect he draws on personal experience.

I read the kindle version. It was sparse and strait forward; there was not a lot of fluff and speculation from other personalities. I made sure that the text-to speech was activated before purchasing. This helped but I had to keep reminding myself that the names were mispronounced.

In any event without the kindle I probably would have bought the book but not gotten around to reading it for a few years.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Double Feature (1932/1941)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 "If he be Mr. Hyde," he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek.", 11 février 2014
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde And Other Stories (Broché)
Atty. Mr. Utterson is worried, as the keeper of Dr Henry Jekyll's will. The will gives everything to Edward Hyde incase of Henry's death or disappearance. Mr. Utterson met the hideous Hyde once and does not trust him. Well it looks like Henry's will will have to be executed as the housekeeper; Mr. Pool thinks Hyde hid Henry's body.

Once again, I saw Spencer Tracy before I read the book, so I was anticipating a different type of story. I read "Treasure Island" so I am familiar with Stevenson's writing style but I did not realize that this story was more of a mystery that draws the conclusion and revelation in the end. The explanation of man and his duel personality is excellent and I suspect he draws on personal experience.

I read the kindle version. It was sparse and strait forward; there was not a lot of fluff and speculation from other personalities. I made sure that the text-to speech was activated before purchasing. This helped but I had to keep reminding myself that the names were mispronounced.

In any event without the kindle I probably would have bought the book but not gotten around to reading it for a few years.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Double Feature (1932/1941)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Bon état et bien livré, 10 avril 2013
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Un bon moyen de travailler la langue anglaise même si ce n'est pas de l'anglais moderne avec des mots moins courants aujourd'hui.
Je l'ai lu en une journée en continu. Compréhensible pour des apprenants de niveau moyen.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 format idéal, 10 février 2012
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une édition de poche très facile à transporter. le texte est intégral. l'histoire est intrigante,fascinante et dans un bel anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Grand classique, 12 mai 2010
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Piantino J. Michel (Sinceny, France) - Voir tous mes commentaires
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Je l'ai lu en Deug. C'est assez simple, il faut quand même avoir déjà un peu de pratique de la lecture en anglais. Le thème du double mauvais est devenu un grand classique depuis.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Bon produit d'occasion, 3 septembre 2014
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Je fus étonnée par la qualité de ce livre d'occasion qui m'a été livré quasi neuf,en ce qui concerne le contenu,rien à redire de particulier.Une histoire bien ficelée dont on connait tous la fin,hélàs
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 déroutant !!, 17 octobre 2010
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Je ne m'attendais pas à ce qu'il soit si court! J'étais curieuse de savoir d'où tous les films et séries pouvaient bien venir et je n'ai pas été déçue, tant le roman initial est particulier. L'auteur nous fait pénétrer dans la tête de Mr Jekyll mais par l'intermédiaire de ses amis... Vraiment déroutant! Et à la fin on se dit : déjà?!!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Jekyll & Hyde, 4 août 2011
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Se lit bien, rapidement. Un peu de déception quant à la description des métamorphoses & à l'absence de détails scientifiques.
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