Book Reviews of Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly
Author: Valerie Martin
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
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Helpful Score: 3
The story wasn't too bad. It diffently tells you more than the movie does and you understand better the relationship that Mary had with Dr. Jekyll.

The movie was diffently changed around to make it seem darker and I was a bit disapointed that the book wasn't as dark and thrilling as it was made out. But all in all it was worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Better than the movie! An interesting slant on Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.
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"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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Cover has Julia Roberts on the cover,color photofrom the movie, starring her and John Malkovich.
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Dr. Henry Jekyll was a kind and sensitive gentleman, his Victorian English household well ordered and safe. Mary Reilly, his maid, worked hard, noting in her diary the deep satisfaction she took in her service to him. But Dr. Jekyll began lingering too long in his laboratory, pursuing experiments into realms Mary knew well-and prayed to forget. Then a stranger entered their lives, uncontrollable and bloodthristy, stirring dim, longhushed desires. Buried terrors were surfacing, this time to triumph and, perchance, to consume Mary in their pitiless, heartrending embrace.