The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Version 5)

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894)

This story deals with the obvious fact that we humans are split, dual. We have urges to do the 'right' thing, to be honorable and wise, but we also frequently fail to follow these better instincts and follow instead urges to do dishonorable, evil things. We seem to battle within ourselves. Are we really composed of two different personalities housed within the same brain, within the same person? Dr Jekyll in this story is so convinced and manages by scientific means to actually split himself into his ordinary composite self, and his evil self whom he calls Mr. Hyde. The horror of this unnatural split is well documented here and shows what might happen were this possible. (summary by phil chenevert)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 STORY OF THE DOOR Phil Chenevert
00:16:12
Play 02 SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE Phil Chenevert
00:20:30
Play 03 DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE AT EASE Phil Chenevert
00:05:40
Play 04 THE CAREW MURDER CASE Phil Chenevert
00:10:55
Play 05 INCIDENT OF THE LETTER Phil Chenevert
00:11:22
Play 06 INCIDENT OF DR. LANYON Phil Chenevert
00:10:21
Play 07 INCIDENT AT THE WINDOW Phil Chenevert
00:03:53
Play 08 THE LAST NIGHT Phil Chenevert
00:29:22
Play 09 DR. LANYON’S NARRATIVE Phil Chenevert
00:19:11
Play 10 HENRY JEKYLL’S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE Phil Chenevert
00:46:20