Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.5

vintage-sf-badgeNo.5 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight the covers.   Today’s choice, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  First published in 1886 this is one of his most popular works.  I read this for a previous Vintage Sci Fi event and my review is here.  I didn’t love this book as much as I expected but I think that’s partly because the mystery – which is a very large part of the story – was already known to me and I think I’d been spoiled a little in that respect by watching adaptations.  Definitely worth a read if you want a piece of gothic literature.  Below is :

  1. the first edition from 1886
  2. Bantam Classics 1982
  3. Vintage 1991
  4. Dover Publications 1991
  5. Signet Classics 2003.  My favourite is the last which is all dark and sinister looking:

8 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.5”

  1. Wendleberry

    Hmm, none of these really grab me, but i think i prefer the Vintage 1991 cover. Also, i thought Dover generally had much more awesome covers than this!?

    • @lynnsbooks

      To be honest – there were so many covers for this book that I actually got, and I’m just going to have to admit it, tired of looking at them all! And, some of them were really quite dull! I need some good exciting covers! I think I have just the vintage book for that.
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    Again I don’t think my father’s copy has any of these covers. Sadly I didn’t particularly enjoy this either. I should perhaps give it a second chance because since then I have loved Treasure Island.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wasn’t sure if it was just me and perhaps I should give it another go. I liked his other books but this one not as much.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy

    I am immediately drawn to the darker, more sinister looking covers. And it’s funny, I started typing this comment before I read the full individual cover descriptions, and when I went to check the info on the 2003 cover (my favorite) I saw you and I have the exact same thing to say about it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like that one – I think it’s just that it brings a certain period of history to mind with foggy streets and sinsiter chaps in top hats! Not to mention the Ripper!!! Very sort of creepy period indeed.
      Lynn 😀

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