Saturday, October 30, 2010
'I hazard the guess that man will ultimately be known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous an independent denizens.' pg79
He develops a tincture in his lab that effectively separates his small, underdeveloped evil side from his 'upright moral' side into an entirely independent being whom he names Mr. Hyde. At first he can pass between his different beings by drinking his formula. But it soon becomes evident that Mr. Hyde is enjoying his 'freedom' too much and it takes more and more formula to bring Dr. Jekyll back. Dr. Jekyll's struggle to keep his evil alter ego under control only serves to strengthen that side of his personality, until . . .
Another good, old timey, gothic read for late October!