When a brute of a man tramples an innocent girl, apparently out of spite, two bystanders catch the fellow and force him to pay reparations to the girl's family. The brute's name is Edward Hyde. A respected lawyer, Utterson, hears this story and begins to unravel the seemingly manic behavior of his best friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his connection with Hyde.
"An Unchanging Classic"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of the lawyer Gabriel John Utterson as he investigates some disturbing incidents involving his old friend, the talented doctor Henry Jekyll, and his mysterious and sinister new companion, Edward Hyde. The lawyer is worried about his friend after he changes his will to include Hyde in case of his death or disappearance. Fearing that the doctor is being blackmailed by the stranger, the lawyer sets out to confront him.
This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.
"The best one yet"
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson tells a mysterious and thrilling tale through the eyes of the honest and good-natured lawyer, Mr. Utterson. In the will entrusted to Mr. Utterson, Dr. Jekyll states that when he dies, all of his money and possessions shall be left to Mr. Hyde. At first Mr. Utterson and his close friend, Mr. Enfield, suspect that the brutish and child-trampling Mr. Hyde is somehow blackmailing the well-known and well liked Dr. Jekyll.
Robert Louis Stevenson's brilliant short story of a well intentioned physician who experiments with potions of his own invention to create a monstrouly evil alter ego. Written in 1866, the title of this classic of horror tales lives on, of course, in our daily colloquialisms.
"Can't imagine a better reading of this classic"
Dealing with split personalities, Dr. Jekyll battles with himself to overcome the evil Mr. Hyde. An old friend of Dr. Jekyll's, lawyer Gabriel John Utterson, investigates odd occurrences that are linked to Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is determined to stop becoming Mr. Hyde and uses a potion to stop the transition. This works for a time, but the need for the potion increases because he can't stave off the beast.
J. Utterson es un notario intrigado por un testamento que le ha entregado un amigo, el Dr. Jekyll, por el que hace heredero de todas sus posesiones a un tal Sr. Hyde. Por casualidad, Utterson se entera de que Hyde es un hombre de dudosa moralidad y desagradable aspecto, capaz de helar la sangre con una mirada. Empujado por la voluntad de ayudar a su amigo, el notario empieza a investigar la extraña relación que une al Dr. Jekyll con el oscuro Sr. Hyde. Esta novela es la obra cumbre de Stevenson, que narra una fascinante e intrigante historia que transcurre en un tenebroso Londres del s. XIX.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a chilling novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1886. The subject matter may be partly that of a shilling shocker but the whole is executed with great panache and a fine Gothic sensibility. Lawyer Gabriel Utterson leads us apace through the rain-swept streets of Victorian London in pursuit of the diminutive but thoroughly monstrous Mr. Hyde.
"Unfortunately a Mark Twain Classic"
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ranks alongside Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula as one of the top horror stories to emerge from the late 19th Century. Film and stage adaptations have never been able to fully relate the agony and conflict that permeates the mind of Dr Jekyll, but the audio version read by Ian Holm adds an extra spine-chilling dimension to the original text by Robert Louis Stevenson.
"Chilling (and complete)"
All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. Published as a “shilling shocker”, Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll’s strange association with a damnable young man Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde’s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity’s capacity for evil.
"They've just got to be related!"
In a fog-wreathed London, the respected Dr Jekyll’s experiments on the dual nature of man unleash a brute that feels no moral restraint or remorse. Although excited by this freedom, Jekyll discovers that he is unable to control the power of his vicious alter ego and is faced with shameful discovery or ignominious death.
Este imperdible relato de Robert Louis Stevenson es una alegoria moral, un magistral relato de misterio que sucesivas generaciones de lectores han convertido en un clásico de la literatura universal. Relata la historia de un hombre en que conviven y se debaten los extremos de la pureza y de la maldad. A partir del descubrimiento de una droga, un científico consigue un desdoblamiento de su personalidad, pudiendo separar su mitad buena de su mitad mala.
When the villainous Mr. Hyde embarks on a series of heinous crimes in London, he proves elusive to the authorities. What is more puzzling is the peculiar last will and testament drawn up by the mild mannered and amiable scientist, Dr. Jekyll, leaving everything he owns to the disreputable Mr. Hyde in the case of his own death or disappearance. As Robert Louis Stevenson's tale unfolds from his masterly pen, the listener is drawn into the mystery and waits with bated breath for the denouement. Gripping!
It was a nightmare from which he was furious to have been woken which triggered Robert Louis Stevenson's most successful and famous work. Having been stirred from what he termed 'a fine bogey tale', Stevenson set about putting his nightmare onto paper. It reputedly took him only three days to write, but the story of a split personality warring with itself between righteousness and immorality is as much a part of modern thought as it became in 1885.
El alma humana oscila entre el bien y el mal. Cuando los experimentos de un altruista medico, el Dr. Jekyll, que busca metodos para eliminar el mal de la humanidad fracasan, encuentra un brebaje que lo transforma en un monstruo, Mr. Hyde, que destila maldad. Esa pocima que logra la milagrosa transformacion y que usa el doctor en sus experimentos, va teniendo cada vez más efecto, de manera que cada vez demora mas en volver a su estado natural.
Esta es la obra maestra de Stevenson, su autor, y tambien de la novela victoriana. Representa algo mas que el conocido tema del doble. En el conflicto del Dr. Jekyll y su atraccion por el mal, yace la dualidad moral de su propia naturaleza. La transformacion del Dr. Jekyll, nos dice con lucidez Vladimir Nabokov, "mas que una metamorfosis total, supone una concentracion del mal prexistente en el."
"Lo obscuro y brillante de cada quien"
Rechtsanwalt John Utterson ist verwirrt - sein Mandant und Freund, der gutherzige und hochangesehene Arzt Dr. Henry Jekyll, benimmt sich höchst sonderbar. An seiner Statt trifft man immer häufiger den Furcht einflößenden und gewalttätigen Mr. Edward Hyde an. Dr. Jekylls Interesse an Edward Hyde scheint mehr als widersprüchlich und Mr. Utterson hofft, mehr über die Verbindung zwischen den beiden Männern herauszufinden. Welche Rolle spielt dabei Dr. Jekylls Forschungsarbeit? Sehr bald zeigt sich Mr. Utterson die ganze schreckliche Wahrheit...
Saintly Dr. Henry Jekyll is the epitome of dedication, while the frightening Mr. Edward Hyde commits murder. What strange secret binds these two men in the fog of London?
Lo strano cado del Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde di Robert Louis Stevenson è un romanzo psicologico imperniato sulla vicenda di un medico che scopre la doppia natura degli esseri umani e che si propone di creare un farmaco capace di separare le due anime dell’uomo, consentendo loro di vivere esistenze separate.
"Not aware that this was in spanish!"
Within each man, there lies the capacity for infinite good...and infinite evil. Dr. Henry Jekyll: Good-natured, friendly and sociable. Mr. Edward Hyde: Misanthropic, violent and uncontrollable. Prosecutor Gabriel John Utterson, a friend of Jekyll’s, is about to be plunged into the worlds of both men - and will discover the terrifying secret that binds them. From the rain-slicked streets of London to the innermost depths of the human psyche, the Colonial Radio Theatre brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece to life.
"Loved the dramatized version of this book."