Book Preview: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Campaign, 22 Feb – 1 March

17 Feb

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is reopened this February as Edinburgh once more goes Robert Louis Stephenson mad!

Way back in February 2007, the people over at the City of Literature of Trust mounted a campaign to bring the work of Edinburgh’s very own Stephenson to a wider audience through a giveaway of the classic novel, Kidnapped.

jekyll2.jpgThis time Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will get the treatment it deserves, with four new versions of the title being made available.

Thursday 21 February sees the official launch of the book with artist Cam Kennedy and writer Alan Grant, who are working on the graphic novel editions.

Sadly the above is now sold out, so I’ll attempt to list a few of the other events that you might still be able to book:

  • Friday 22:
    10am: The new books are being made available across Edinburgh, including all public libraries. Last year they went fast, so make a trip to the library over the weekend if you can
    1pm: Poems Aloud at the Scottish Poetry Library – hear poems being read or read your own. Call 0131 557 2876 or email reception@spl.org.uk
  • Sat 23 – March 2: Jekyll and Hyde Week at Ocean Terminal: Hear local authors including Brian McCabe read from the book, see costumed actors or take part in the Treasure Hunt to win a Jekyll & Hyde graphic novel
  • Saturday 23:
    1pm:
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – The Film John Barrymore stars in the 1920 film adaptation of the novel in a screening at the Filmhouse
    4-6pm:Cam Kennedy and Alan Grant book signing at Waterstones
  • Thursday 28: Gothic Fiction/Gothic Cities Discussion: three academics to discuss the Gothic and how it relates to Jekyll and Hyde

The above are just a few of those taking place – check out the City of Literature website for full details.

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