"All of us know somehow that there is a Mr. Hyde and a Dr. Jekyll in us... There's a tension at the heart of human nature. And whenever we set out to dream our dreams and to build our temples, we must be honest enough to recognize it." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"London lawyer Gabriel Utterson uncovers a strange and startling connection between his friend, the respectable doctor Henry Jekyll, and the sinister Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is an arresting portrait of one man’s struggle with the human condition." -From Ben Palpant's Introduction
Something is amiss in the dark and grimy streets of London, and it's linked to the shifty and repulsive Mr. Hyde. Upon further investigation, it is discovered that the kindly and brilliant Dr. Jekyll is funding the exploits of this nighttime prowler, all the while growing more and more aloof. When Jekyll makes Hyde his heir, the doctor's friend Utterson knows that something is wrong—but he discovers that the truth is more terrible than anyone could have ever imagined.
Though the mystery is well-known to most readers, this Canon Classic remains a great adventure—and a gripping reflection on the nature of sin. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.