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Classics Book Club Spinoff: Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Monster Mash 2 of 3)

July's Classic Bookclub selection: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


The classic novels FrankensteinDracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are often sited as the fundamental backbone of the modern horror story. Instead of only picking one, why not tackle all three in succession and create our own "Monster Mash" horror-trilogy series. 

Background for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (per Penguin):

"Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil."


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Background info to the "Classics Book Club Spinoff":

Just think of us as additional monthly sub-group bookclub, intended to introduce another variety of reading genre within the umbrella "Girly Book Club" Meetup Group.  Please note, this does NOT replace the original "Girly Book Club" schedule, it is only a supplemental "spin-off" which is open to anyone, regardless of their participation with the regularly scheduled meetings.

The idea is visit, or re-visit, noteworthy or significant works and authors, preferably of a short(ish) length that can easily be enjoyed within our monthly reading time allowance.

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  • eleni

    My first book club,,,,and very impressed with the group, venue and discussion on the intricacies of the set text !

    July 16, 2014

  • Helen

    Sorry ladies I won't coming to the Meetup this evening. I'm still recovering from the flu and the weather is pretty miserable this morning (perfect for discussing Jekyll!) so I've decided to play it safe. Hope you have a great evening!

    July 16, 2014

  • Tess

    Hey guys, I am absolutely new to this whole meet up world, and I've only just found your club! Is this meet up still happening? And can I come along if I haven't read the book ? Thanks! Tess :)

    July 16, 2014

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