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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by rainbow3 of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 7/3/2009
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by gingergeoff): travelling


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7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 03, 2009

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This is the second copy I have registered of this. This copy is a Canongate Pocket Classics and imprint of Canongate Books, Edinburgh.
Born of a nightmare and ‘produced in white-hot haste’, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has had a cultural impact out of all proportion to its size. A psychological study of endless richness or a pocket-sized shilling shocker for the Christmas market, this is many say, Stevenson’s most famous work.
Edited to add: for some reason, probably haste, I forgot to note on registering that I found this a remarkable read, it was quite fascinating. The subtle decent into self-deception and destruction was spellbinding and the masterly build up of tension quite unnerving.  


Journal Entry 2 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh , The UK UnConvention -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 03, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/4/2009 UTC) at Edinburgh , The UK UnConvention -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is being ‘Released’ (that is left in a public place for someone to find, take way to read & then pass on) at the BookCrossing UK Un-Convention which is being held in Edinburgh from Friday July 3rd to Sunday July 5th 2009.
IF IT’S FOUND BY ANOTHER BOOKCROSSER ~ thanks dear bookcrosser for picking this up, I hope you enjoy reading it then, picking it’s next release location. Happy travels wee book!
IF YOU ARE NEW TO BOOKCROSSING - WELCOME! ~ Thank you for catching this book! Please feel free to keep the book for as long as you wish, and whenever you are ready, pass it on. You could give it to a friend or leave it someplace, like a cafe, waiting room or wherever you think it might find a new reader! I hope that you enjoy reading the book and will consider exploring this site and find out more about the bookcrossing phenomena. It is free and loads of fun. Bookcrossers can track released books on their travels. Often books have exiting journeys, can and do turn up all over the world!
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Congratulations on finding a BookCrossing book and Happy Reading!! 


Journal Entry 3 by gingergeoff from Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 09, 2009

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Rather apt for Edinburgh!

I picked this up at the uncon as I've heard so much about the author and the story. 


Journal Entry 4 by gingergeoff from Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 16, 2009

10 out of 10

A fantastic book. The descriptions of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde were very good, as were the entirely believeable periods of transformation.

The story does not seem dated as some of the classics do and as it is only 108 pages long, it is a very quick read. 


Journal Entry 5 by gingergeoff from Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 17, 2009

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I'm going to send this on an international Bookring, order is as follows;

Spike1972 - Cardiff, UK <--- Currently Here
Caterinaanna - Coventry, UK
Cassiopaeia - Cardiff, UK
Kiki1928 - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Innae - Colorado, USA

Then back to me please! 


Journal Entry 6 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, December 21, 2009

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Landed safely this morning, even through the snow. 


Journal Entry 7 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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I started this a few days ago. Even though it's only a small book, I'm still being quite slow with it, mainly because for some reason I can only read in small 'stints' lately (I was like this with my previous book too..) 


Journal Entry 8 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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I'm afriad I still having my bad habits of

a)Not journalling a book straight away after I've read it and

b)Therefore hanging on to it far too long.

Anyway...

I did enjoy this. I knew it was a "classic" book/story, but I had no idea how short the book actually is. It's only just over 100 pages, and they're small pages at that.

It also got me thinking tht probably what I thought of the story was from films - or bits of films as I don't remember having seen one the whole way through.

I enjoyed it though and eventually got into the characters and story, but then of course as it's a short book... :-s

I can't help coming away from this book wondering if I've missed something, some hidden or unwritten 'meaning' that the story has, or is meant to leave with you. Perhaps, "Be careful what you wish for"? 


Journal Entry 9 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 24, 2010

7 out of 10

Just got this from Spike. Not quite enough time to read it before I next see Cass, which should be in an hour or so ...

But did read it fairly quickly, then just took ages to get it into the post, and forgot to do release notes when I did. Ho hum.

This story has become one of those that everyone knows, like an urban myth, so it was interesting to read the original. Hyde is more suave - and shorter! - than he is usually portrayed and, being Victorian, there is plenty of agonised moralising. It is easy to see why the story has stood the test of time, even if familiarity ahs diluted the horror. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Arrived by post this morning. CA forgot it last time we met. Next up on my reading list. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, May 24, 2010

10 out of 10

I enjoyed this rather more than any of the movies I've seen. Told as it was at a distance from Jekyll and Hyde seemed to make it all the appalling and sinister.

Just about to PM next in line.

Can't do release notes at the moment, but will once the feature is working again after upgrade to new site.
This is on the way to Kiki19 in Germany on Wednesday 26th May 2010 


Journal Entry 12 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/26/2010 UTC) at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom

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On the way to Kiki1928 in Germany. 


Journal Entry 13 by kiki1928 at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, May 31, 2010

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Recieved today! Thanks! :) 


Journal Entry 14 by kiki1928 at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Thats a really strange idea, but it´s true i think. Everybody have a mr. Hyde inside. Thanks for this bookring! 


Journal Entry 15 by kiki1928 at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/23/2010 UTC) at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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On the road again 


Journal Entry 16 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Book has arrived safe and sound in Colorado! I am still reading I Hunger for You but will get to this as soon as I am done :-) 


Journal Entry 17 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Sunday, July 04, 2010

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One of the books I wanted to read after seeing "The League of Extroidinary Gentlemen" -- as I hadn't read all the stories the characters came from.

This is a short story/novella that I quite liked. A suggestion about letting your wild side out, that perhaps you need to be careful, lest it take you over. An interesting saga about where evil lies.

I have gingergeoff's addy and will get this book home soon (by tuesday I hope..tis the holidays here in the states, and the post office is closed til then :-) 


Journal Entry 18 by gingergeoff at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 17, 2010

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This has now arrived safely back with me in Swindon - I may hold onto it for a while now!

Many thanks to all who took part in the ring and thank you also for your thoughts on the book. 


Journal Entry 19 by gingergeoff at Shrivenham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/24/2014 UTC) at Shrivenham, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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I am passing this to a work colleague as she is interested in BookCrossing and this has travelled quite a way. 


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