The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

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Robert Louis Stevenson By RobertLouisStevenson Completed

Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable. At friendly meetings, and when the wine was to his taste, something eminently human beaconed from his eye; something indeed which never found its way into his talk, but which spoke not only in these silent symbols of the after-dinner face, but more often and loudly in the acts of his life. He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years. But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.

"I incline to, Cain's heresy," he used to say. "I let my brother go to the devil in his quaintly: "own way." In t...

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DeemahZana DeemahZana Sep 16, 2017
Makes you really think of this characters personality 👌🏼 great start
bellasoleil bellasoleil Nov 13, 2017
why weren't we required to read this in class? >< love it already!
NamrataPriya NamrataPriya Jul 23, 2017
I would want such a friend. What a relief it would be not to bother
kimjiwoong kimjiwoong May 15, 2017
ahhh !
                              
                              i loved this book when i was younger, time to take a trip down memory lane
afutured afutured Jun 17, 2017
My English teacher told me I should read this book, so here we go ❤
asthetisch asthetisch Jun 19, 2017
So Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield literally just went on these Sunday walks, not talking to each other? Is that right? help 😂