Mary Reilly

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Doubleday, 1990 - Fiction - 263 pages
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In this brilliant retelling of the classic horror story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mary Reilly presents a new twist on a timeless story and addresses Robert Lewis Stevenson's explanation of identity, of good and evil, for today's readers.

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Kept up pace but not dreadfully exciting to be honest! - Goodreads
The ending and the plot will remain the same. - Goodreads
I could tell that Ms. Martin had done her research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kate North - Goodreads

It wasn't until I googled this for a cover image that I realised that this had been made into a film with Julia Roberts (which I haven't seen). I had read Property some time ago so when I found Mary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leigh Denton - Goodreads

A story told with great attention to detail of someone who would normally be invisible in her time due to her place in society. An underling - barely educated, abused in her early life and grateful to ... Read full review


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Valerie Martin is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently "The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories," and seven novels, including "Italian Fever"; "The Great Divorce";" Mary Reilly," the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story told from the viewpoint of a housemaid, which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich; and the 2003 Orange Prize-winning "Property," She is also the author of a nonfiction work about St. Francis of Assisi: "Salvation, Scenes from the Life of St." "Francis.

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