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In this reimagining of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" from the monster's perspective, "Hyde" makes a hero of a villain.
Mr. Hyde is hiding, trapped in Dr. Jekyll's surgical cabinet, counting the hours until capture. As four days pass, he has the chance, finally, to tell the story of his brief, marvelous life.
We join Hyde, awakened after years of dormancy, in the mind he hesitantly shares with Jekyll. We spin with dizzy confusion as the potions take effect. We tromp through the dark streets of Victorian London. We watch Jekyll's high-class life at a remove, blurred by a membrane of consciousness. We feel the horror of lost time, the helplessness of knowing we are responsible for the actions of a body not entirely our own.
Girls have gone missing. Someone has been killed. The evidence points to Mr. Hyde. Someone is framing him, terrorizing him with cryptic notes and whisper campaigns. Who can it be? Even if these crimes weren't of his choosing, can they have been by his hand?
Though this classic has been often reinvented, no one ever imagined Hyde's perspective, or that he could be heroic. Daniel Levine changes that. A mesmerizing gothic, "Hyde" tells the fascinating story of an underexamined villain.
Title: Hyde A Novel
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2014
ISBN Number: 0544191188
ISBN Number 13: 9780544191181
Book Condition: As new
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001615
Description: 397pp. 8vo. Illustrated boards with dustjacket, as issued. Author has signed on the title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, unmarked, clean, tight, and pristine. Author's debut novel. As one of the blurbs says, "You may think you know Dr. Jekyll, but this Hyde is a different beast altogether." (Jon Clinch, author of Finn). Contains the entire original "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by R. L. Stevenson.