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Seeking Hyde

Seeking Hyde Thomas Reed s debut novel Seeking Hyde recounts the fascinating history of Robert Louis Stevenson s epic horror story Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde It is the tale of a young author defying

  • Title: Seeking Hyde
  • Author: Thomas Reed
  • ISBN: 0825308836
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thomas Reed s debut novel, Seeking Hyde, recounts the fascinating history of Robert Louis Stevenson s epic horror story, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde It is the tale of a young author defying his father s wishes by becoming a spinner of romantic yarns It is the tale of his American wife, ten years older than he, driving her husband hard to write one great Thomas Reed s debut novel, Seeking Hyde, recounts the fascinating history of Robert Louis Stevenson s epic horror story, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde It is the tale of a young author defying his father s wishes by becoming a spinner of romantic yarns It is the tale of his American wife, ten years older than he, driving her husband hard to write one great novel before his chronic lung disease carries him away It is the tale of Stevenson reeling under charges from the mother of an old friend that he had fueled her son s fatal alcoholism through his recklessly Bohemian ways.Seeking Hyde sticks closely to the biographical record as Robert Louis Stevenson struggles to write another book to be the successor to Treasure Island After the infamous two characters, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, take form in a dream, Stevenson writes passionately for three days, convinced that he has crafted his masterpiece His wife Fanny, a willful and demanding gypsy, offers a scathing critique, obliging him to start over from the beginning While the revised tale is published to great acclaim, it is ultimately blamed for inspiring a gruesome series of murders in London s East End From that tragic historical irony, Seeking Hyde moves beyond the actual story of how Jekyll and Hyde came to be to explore the realm of what if Desperate to address his own guilt, Stevenson enters the dark underworld of Victorian London As he follows a twisted

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    1. This is historical fiction that sticks very close to reality It focuses on Robert Lewis Stevenson and his much older American wife When I finished reading it, I really felt that I had been the proverbial fly on the wall seeing their marriage, their life, and the life of mid to late Victorian London as it actually was The dialog, the relationships between the characters, and the atmosphere that the author creates seem authentic and compelling The careful exposition that starts the work allo This [...]


    2. This book was beautifully written I feel like the pacing was very slow at the beginning, then almost too fast at the end and that maybe, given the attention to accuracy and detail at the beginning and whimsical liberties at the end, it maybe should have been two separate books However, it is clear that the author knows his time period and settings very well The language is evocative and the setting descriptions are exquisite.


    3. I read this wonderful book months ago, but still recall the remarkable language that captures the era of Robert Louis Stevenson, with dialogue that rings true and is highly entertaining I also enjoyed the fast paced plot that s a pleasure from start to finish I highly recommend this lively, intelligent novel


    4. While this was beautifully written and expertly researched, I failed to see a point to the whole story, and quickly got bored.


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