Monday, May 10, 2010

Yann Martel ♥ Prestwick House

Okay, so maybe we don't have a personal relationship with the author of Life of Pi, but our Literary Touchstone Classic edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is mentioned in a recent "The Week" article detailing Mr. Martel's top 6 favorite books of all time. Although listed in the article at $4 per copy, this title sells for $1.99 with our educator's discount.

Read the full article here or check out excerpts below!

Martel's latest book, Beatrice and Virgil, his third novel, was published last month by Spiegel & Grau. Here, Martel's personal book recommendations:


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Prestwick House, $4). Forget what you think you know about the story. It starts as a fairly conventional gothic horror story—until you get to the last chapter. There, you find one of the greatest descriptions in literature of the battle between good and evil in the human heart. We are all good Dr. Jekylls, and the moral question put to each of us by the novel is the same: What will you do with the evil Mr. Hyde lurking in you?

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