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Review of DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin English Library
Price: £5.99
Pages: 74
Genre: Gothic
Year: 1886

BACK OF THE BOOK (CAREFUL! if you don't know the story yet, this SPOILERS a lot!)

I found it most of the time quite difficult to read this short story. It felt like reading way too much unnecessary information that took away quite some pages amongst the very few that there are.
Since the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is very popular, I already knew the twist of the story. Therefore the book took way too long for me to get to its actual point.

I adored this pun at the beginning of the book:

I just found it very funny that such a "lame" joke could be found in such an old and classic novel.

The writing style felt way too descriptive and confusing and made it very hard for me to really dive into the story. I was never really in it but always trying to get into it. The sentences were …