Robert Louis Stevenson

B. J. Harrison Reads Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Other Stories

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Henry Jekyll is an idealistic young scientist whose main goal it is to unlock the secrets of the human soul. He creates many different potions and chemical mixtures in his lab, but still struggles with discovering its secret. After he creates his most recent elixir, Jekyll drinks it; he hopes this formula will eliminate people’s evil side. However, things go terribly wrong and the effect is far from what he expected.

What exactly will happen after Jekyll drinks the elixir? Is he ready for the consequences of his actions?

Along with "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", in this collection you will find some of Stevenson’s grimmest short stories such as "The Suicide Club", "The Body Snatcher", "Markheim", "Thrawn Janet" and "Lodging for the Nights".

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial issues, but he kept on travelling and writing. Although his writing has often been considered pure entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson’s works with his own. His most famous novels are "Treasure Island" (1883), "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Kidnapped" (1886) and "A Child’s Garden of Verses" (1885).
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