The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

I was really impressed by the structure, the pace and the level of suspense of this novella. The images story provided were so vivid, provoking and convincing, that time could not do any harm to its timeless theme, that inspired so many theatrical adaptations. Stevenson really invested a lot of effort in building the story. The only thing I was unsatisfied with was a stereotype of evil equaling ugly exterior, although the ugly impression Hyde gave was more of a hunch people had of him than of his looks. Also, if we exclude two obvious, hideous deeds described earlier in the story, Hyde's character and mischief was only alluded, hidden on purpose to force us to interpret it by ourselves. After having heard and seen so many interpretations, I wasn't really inclined to make my own. Regardless, the story itself was superb, definitely worth reading.