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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Stories (Hardcover, Book Club (BCE/BOMC))

| Reader's Digest | 1/1/1991

ISBN-10 : 0895773848   ISBN-13 : 9780895773845   

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"The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, something indescribably new and, from its very novelty, incredibly sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul. I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine. I stretched out my hands, exulting in the freshness of these sensations; and in the act, I was suddenly aware that I had lost in stature. . . ."

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  • ISBN-10: 0895773848
  • ISBN-13: 9780895773845
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.30 (d)
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