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Old January 29 2012, 07:51 PM   #190
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

^I read Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde myself just recently, as a followup to watching Steven Moffat's Jekyll miniseries. It was, I think, the first Stevenson I've read. There was some very nice, poetic writing in it, like that marvelous description of the London fog, but the story structure is very strange by modern standards, with pretty much all the interesting stuff happening off-camera and not being revealed until the viewpoint character reads some posthumous letters after the story is effectively over. I can understand why the stage and film adaptations generally didn't follow the novella's structure.
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