Jekyll and Hyde

Halloween may feel like it’s a while away, but that won’t stop us from recording one of the best-known horror novellas ever written! 

Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella is a classic story of a popular and sociable Doctor who seems to be connected to a man so evil and hideous just to gaze upon him makes you sick. We’re looking for volunteers to help record parts of this novella so we can create a full audio version of it for our Talking Library.

Why did the bizarre and terrifying Mr. Hyde trample a young girl on the streets of London? 

Why was he so calm while he did it?

Why did Henry Jekyll, one of the most well-loved men in London, give Hyde the money to pay off the girl’s family?

And just why is Jekyll leaving all of his money to Hyde in his will?

This story – with a twist so famous most people know it already – is so hypnotic and revealing in its depiction of London and the human mind, it is still studied in schools to this day.

If you’re interested in reading, all you need to do is fill in the form below. All you need is some time and a way to record your voice – a smartphone is perfect.

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Registration Period: July 29 – August 18

Receive Reading Assignment: August 20 – 31

Recording Period – September 1 – 20

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