Jekyll and Hyde: The Short Take
Mr. Utterson, a lawyer, prides himself on staying out of other people’s business. But how can he, when it concerns one of his best friends?
Dr. Jekyll has been behaving oddly recently—updating his will, leaving everything to a mysterious young man named Mr. Hyde, and refusing to explain his reasoning to anyone. Can it be that he is being blackmailed? Or is there something darker going on in the life of Utterson’s upstanding and respectable friend?
One thing is sure: he will not get any answers from Jekyll himself. He must turn his attention to the abominable Mr. Hyde, and hope that he’s able to free Dr. Jekyll from his clutches before it’s too late.
Cozy up to the fire for a tale that will take you through fog, on carriage rides, into dark secrets, and across the landscape of long friendships. But first enjoy an invitation to read, from the illustrator (who loves this tale!).
It’s tempting to think that classic literature became classic simply because it was pretentious. But that’s just not true. There are so many solid pulp works of fiction that don’t bother will all the fancy stuff, and Jekyll and Hyde is unabashedly one of them.
—from “Tempting: An Invitation to Read from Author Sara Barkat”
This is Sara’s third project illustrating a classic Gothic story, the first being a graphic novel treatment of The Yellow Wall-Paper and the second being an illustrated version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Collect all three and be inspired by her vision and obvious affection for the tales.
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