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Mary Reilly, housemaid and devoted friend of Dr. Henry Jekyll, senses pk that something is dreadfully wrong with the weary and laboratory-obsessed scientist, who has hired Edward Hyde as his assistant. ``Spare and atmospheric, this story is a dark, absorbing symphony; Mary Reilly is an unforgettable character,'' PW said.
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This retelling of the enigmatic Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde tale deserves praise for suspense, character creation, and historical verisimilitude. Mary Reilly, a loyal, trusted servant in the household of Dr. Jekyll records in her diary the mysterious circumstances which lead to her Master's tragic fate. The hierarchy of social classes, relationships among servants and domestics, and details of language and dress enhance this marvelous re-creation with the realism of Dickens. Mary represents the apex of devotion, goodness, and honesty, in contrast to the dual nature and complexity of Dr. Jekyll, whose shadow side threatens to destroy all bounds of decency, law, and order. Less convincing is the tinge of romance between Mary and Jekyll. Most compelling is a forceful consciousness about the dual propensity of human nature and the awesome power which is ours. BOMC featured alternate; Quality Paperback Book Club selection. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/89.
- Addie Lee Bracy, Beaver Coll. Lib., Glenside, Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is what you should have been reading when you were reading Twilight.Published 6 months ago by Hannah Rose Williams
I really like this but it was veryshort I wish that the story was a little bit longer and it had a lot of details that the movie didn't have and it was more informational which I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Holly R.
Mary Reilly is a novel influenced by a novel, a classic – Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a novella written in 1888. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Martina A. Nicolls
The book does what it needed to, required reading for summer program.
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Beautifully written and a perfect complement to Jekyll and Hyde. I can't read one without wanting to read the other.Published 16 months ago by Myk Olsen
This book deserves to be called a classic. It grabs you on the very first page and doesn't let go.Published 16 months ago by Missprint
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is so unique that it stirs the imagination in a very special way. Is it possible that it could have happened? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joymarie (Lover of the written word)