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Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly
Author: Valerie Martin
From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever 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 c...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671731502
ISBN-10: 0671731505
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 183
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

2.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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janetg avatar reviewed Mary Reilly on + 14 more book reviews
"Mary Reilly" writes in the first-person, and she is a very charming, likeable girl (as Dr. Hyde agrees) as a narrator. As in "Alias Grace" (Margaret Atwood), I also liked reading about the life and thoughts of a Victorian/Edwardian-era servantgirl, with her difficult, dangerous (I mean household work was harmful and dangerous), unquestioned, unresented, and dawn-to-dusk working life. Of the "alternative history" genre (cf. Gregory Maguire) of the last ten years or so, that I also enjoy so much.
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the untold story of jekyll and hyde
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Completely interesting and unique novel; the Jekyll and Hyde story told from the POV of the only female character in the original story - an unnamed maid.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the point of view of a maid. Easy read. Per LA Times, \"powerful and moving...brilliant.\" I wouldn\'t go that far, but it was good.


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