Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly

Book - 2001
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From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever and award winning Property, comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.

Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor–scarred but still strong–familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.

Baker & Taylor
Escaping a life of brutal childhood abuse, Mary Reilly takes a position in the employ of Dr. Jekyll, but the arrival of a new "assistant" marks the beginning of a series of strange events, in a retelling of the classic horror story.

Baker
& Taylor

Escaping a life of brutal childhood abuse, Mary Reilly takes a position in the employ of Dr. Jekyll, but the arrival of a new "assistant" marks the beginning of a series of strange events, in a retelling of the classic horror story, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2001
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780385249683
0385249683
9780375725999
0375725997
Branch Call Number: FICTION MARTI...V
Characteristics: 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Nov 20, 2012

Not much happens in this book but you get a real sense of who Mary is and of the setting. It's a really beautiful book, and it's obvious that Mary really cares about Dr. Jekyll. If you liked the movie, you might have a bit difficulty with this if you're expecting a lot of romantic scenes between Mary and Jekyll/Hyde. Mary is terrified around Hyde when he pops up, and there's really no chemistry between the two. The ending is truly heartbreaking.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

Based on the novel The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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