Reviews for Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2000
Gr. 5^-8. The Whole Story series, which features unabridged texts, annotations, and many colorful pictures, appeals to young people who are urged to read the classics, but reject the small print and dull look of many editions intended for older readers. This edition of Stevenson's classic tale gives the flavor of late Victorian England through its lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations and plentiful reproductions of period photos, sketches, engravings, and paintings. Marginal notes comment on Stevenson and on aspects of the story and of Victorian culture that might be obscure to modern readers. Given the colorful look of the book and the perennial appeal of the story, this version will be a useful addition to many libraries. ((Reviewed May 1, 2000))Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall
Dr. Jekyll, a respectable doctor by day, morphs into Mr. Hyde, a depraved criminal, by night, in this Victorian classic. In addition to its watercolor drawings, this edition of the thriller provides information on Stevenson and the times in which he lived. While the background, including period photographs and engravings, provides context for the story, its placement on pages throughout the story is distracting. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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