The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. It's the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll, a renowned doctor, who has a seriously dangerous relationship with his evil friend, Mr. Edward Hyde. We follow their story through the narration of the doctor's close friend, Mr. Utterson.

This book is an excellent allegory of humans' constant struggle with morals. Good and evil in persona. Even though knowing the big plot twist from the start really decrease the thrill and mystery around the story, this book is still unexpectedly enjoyable. The book is not really long because it focuses solely on the main plot. But, it has all it needs to make a great story. Plus, the ending is an A+. There is a good balance between the author's trying to explain the big philosophy of his story and the author's just trying to make as good of a story as he could.

Overall, I'm glad I finally caught up to this classic book. Short, but fun experience. Also finally understand why people love mentioning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so much.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
First Published
January 5, 1886