Start by marking “Mary Reilly” as Want to Read: From the acclaimed author of the Orange Prize winning Property 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. Mary Reilly is a parallel novel by American writer Valerie Martin. It is inspired by Robert Mary Reilly adds more details and substance to the original book, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by telling the story from the unique. From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever and award winning Property, comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from.

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From its startling first scene to the final, provocative paragraph, this highly original view of the Jekyll and Hyde story is a feat of narrative engineering. Mary Reilly. Mary Reilly is a variation on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (), a classic study of good and evil. Born and. download a cheap copy of Mary Reilly book by Valerie Martin. From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and.

Produced: Ned Tanen et al. Henry Jekyll assures her, "I'm not going to bite you. Later, Mary, in tidying up, finds a bloody cloth under Jekyll's matress. In the kitchen, she witnesses a bloody eel slaying and skinning. She catches the occasional glimpse of Jekyll and is told that until last year he gave weekly public lectures; now he works in his lab. Another female servant wonders why it's so much work "taking care of one man. The next morning she serves Jekyll breakfast and tells him he came back only a few hours before. Jekyll has had some kind of breakthrough: "Last night all the barriers fell before me. Jekyll can't eat the breakfast. The issue of the scars comes up again, but finally Jekyll wants his mirror moved.

He asks her to write about her life for him. She keeps a journal, a secret journal, but she is self-conscious about showing her writing to him.

The life that seems so boring to her is of endless fascination for Jekyll. He wants to understand the darkness in the people around her and if any of that darkness resides in her. He is her benefactor and so it is only natural that she starts to feel a tingle of a fairy tale. Then, shocked at my own strange whims, which it seems I never can control, I went out, closing the door quietly behind me. Her growing closeness with Jekyll creates strife between her and the head butler Poole.

The fear of losing her position is beyond comprehension, a devastating thought that makes her knees weak and her breath constricted. She has to tread lightly, head down, offering reassurance to all with her obedient nature.

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Mary starts to put enough pieces of the puzzle that surrounds Hyde and Jekyll together, but even as she understands more of the true horror, what she will know she will be unwilling to embrace. So I stood holding, the tray, frozen there, and I looked at Master with all my feelings in my face. His eyes met mine, but only an instant, for the lie stood between us and he could not look at me. We know we have to accept the lie as true or we will cross a Rubicon that will forever compromise a friendship.

We have to extend the luxury of belief in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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We have to give them space to reach the truth on their own. So I stood holding, the tray, frozen there, and I looked at Master with all my feelings in my face. His eyes met mine, but only an instant, for the lie stood between us and he could not look at me. We know we have to accept the lie as true or we will cross a Rubicon that will forever compromise a friendship.

We have to extend the luxury of belief in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. We have to give them space to reach the truth on their own. We have to wait for the weight of the lie to pull their feet back down to the ground, for the truth to sift through the rose colored glasses.

Their hubris must be bruised. They must be so far down all they can see is up.

Jekyll reaches that point The author Valerie Martin. Valerie Martin has written a perfect ode to Dr. Jekyll and Mr.

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The fingerprints of Robert Louis Stevenson are in every paragraph, every revelation. This book fits so easily inside the original that it feels like the part of the book that Stevenson wrote, but for reasons beyond comprehension decided to leave out of the published work.

This book is not a sequel, but a retelling of the original in true gothic style.

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