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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from each other; in mainstream culture the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" has come to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. This is different from multiple personality disorder where the different personalities do not necessarily differ in any moral sense. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a year of its publication and it has gone on to inspire scores of major film and stage performances.
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Pickpick

Another excellent classic by Audible Originals - well done.

LeeRHarry Well I do like Richard Armitage 😏 3w
suvata @LeeRHarry He did a great job 3w
LeeRHarry @suvata Good to know 😊 3w
JazzFeathers Love Stevenson and love this story. 3w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Stevenson managed to cram a lot into these 66 pages, and literary types continue to analyse Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to death. If you assume you‘re familiar with the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and you don‘t need to read the original, you‘re really missing out. I‘ll definitely read it again, its allegory is evergreen. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/strange-case-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde-robert-louis-...

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Staci
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Mehso-so

Interesting but not one of my favorites. This is a very rare case where I feel the movie adaptation did better than the book.

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Sarah83
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What a classic, what a read. Still a bit speechless. A great read. 😍🤩 Highly recommended.
Creepy, rough and sadly some kind of pretty real.

Heideschrampf I love this book! 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s good, isn‘t it?? 2mo
Buechersuechtling Now I feel like reading it, too. One of the books I only know the title of … Hope I think of buying it the next time I stop at my bookshop. 😄 (And if I do, they won‘t have it available and need to order it, I bet.) 2mo
Sarah83 @LeahBergen It's really great 😍 and besides a quick read 😁😉 2mo
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling it's really great and for a classic, it's pretty short. 😂 2mo
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Sarah83
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So many books, so many challenges ( #tbr , #netgalley, #litsylovechallenge ) , sooooooooo little time. 🤪🤩😍

wanderinglynn That‘s how I‘m feeling right now—so little time! 2mo
Sarah83 @wanderinglynn there are always so many other things to do ... So horrible... 2mo
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Sarah83
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And now something completely different 😂

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Faibka
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“Did you ever see a squirrel turning in a cage? And another squirrel sitting philosophically over his nuts? I needn‘t ask you which of them looked more of a fool.”

squirrelbrain 😁🐿👍 3mo
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Faibka
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“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”

batsy Lovely edition 😍 3mo
Faibka @batsy thanks, I loved it and hat to get it 😊 3mo
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Bindrosbookshelf
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Catching up on my classics so I can jump into the Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter having read all the original sources. Today I‘ve gotten through the Island of Dr Moreau and Rappacinni‘s Daughter. Last one up is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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EmilieGR
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Creepy

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London_St_J
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Dissertation and pleasure

I‘ve written enough in my chapter to not write reviews here, but I continue to be confused by any who assert that Dr Jekyll is “good”....

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LauraJ
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My #packingpages dream vacation would be Edinburgh...with a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde tour and of course, all things Hogwarts! Must bring the above mentioned book and leave room to bring tons home.

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Caksf
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Over 20 years after I first picked this up and.. wow .. what a difference a couple of decades makes. I found subtext galore! Lol ..Revelations about the duality of human nature, repression and sociopolitical castes that I completely missed when I was a kid. Oh.. and no surprise Stevenson is as breathtaking and brilliant a writer as he ever was. 5/5

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️: Creepy and a huge dose of noir before that was even a thing. So glad to finally cross this off the to read list. 🧪🔬🧫🔎

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ShyBookOwl
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A haiku inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A man of two minds.
Duplicitous and twisted.
Answers still to find.

#haiku
#poetry
#inspiration
#bookish

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 5mo
ShyBookOwl @Eggs Thank you 😊 5mo
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JazzFeathers Loved this story! Well, love Stevenson in general 😄 6mo
LibrarianRyan Good choice. 👍🏻🤓😁 6mo
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rwmg
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Classic horror story suffers from overfamiliarity

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rwmg
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"I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment. You start a question, and it‘s like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently some bland old bird (the last you would have thought of) is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name."

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Cjcerrillo
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Current book is strange case of Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde and then I went a little book crazy at the library with the top three. The rain in California just makes me so happy and makes me want to read so many books!

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moonsinjune
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Pick I guess? New to Litsy and having a difficult time with the rating system so far... But I want those sweet internet book points so here we are. This book was kind of surprisingly affecting for me. Also dual-nature based horror is very on brand for me as a Gemini 😂

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moonsinjune
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Finished the audiobook on LibriVox. Wished I read it as a book I guess, feel like I woulda been more into it.

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Cjcerrillo
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I got my #litsyswapoween #swapoween package when I got home right now and it honestly brought tears to my eyes. It‘s been a rough month and this just made me so happy. Thank you so much @Marilyncjackson you are the best and we are definitely going to be pen pals now. I cannot wait to read these books! And I‘m totally going to make hot cocoa in my mug and eat some of the cookies! 😍

Marilyncjackson Yay! I am so glad you liked everything and that it got there! The post office is very slow lol. Also, yay for being pen-pals! It made my morning reading this 😊 9mo
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GypsyKat
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This was a quick listen, and so worth it! The narration was brilliant. This book is definitely a classic for a reason.

Melissa_J I would listen to Richard Armitage narrate anything. 10mo
GypsyKat @Melissa_J He‘s so fantastic! 10mo
elizabethlk Of course the narration was great. Richard Armitage has a voice designed to narrate classic stories. 10mo
GypsyKat @elizabethlk I love his voice. 10mo
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GypsyKat
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"My devil had been long caged, he came out roaring"

I can‘t believe that I‘ve never read this before, I don‘t know why it‘s taken me so long.

tina_b.ooks I love it. It's so great. 10mo
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Aaronlisa
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This was a 3.5 star read for me. I liked it but I enjoyed “The Bottle Imp” more. I think exposure to this story in film & TV ruined it a little for me. Plus I didn‘t like the way the tale was told. It was underwhelming.

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booklover3258
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How could you not love horror classic stories? Tiny book big impact. Loved all of it!

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mom2bugnbee
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When I post non-book related pictures on Litsy, I try to make sure there's a literary tie-in. If you know me, you know that my family is quite involved in theatre. Proud of my hubby taking on his first musical - Jekyll & Hyde! Here he is (left) in one of his ensemble roles as Jekyll's father. I have loved hearing stories of the cast developing character traits by reading the book!

Birdsong28 Hope he gets on ok 😀📚📖 11mo
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Ericalambbrown
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More bookish television to recommend. . . This is an incredibly clever modernization that came out in 2007. It‘s the creation of the brilliant Steven Moffat (Coupling, Doctor Who, Sherlock). James Nesbit and Gina Bellman are resplendent. Given this is the first of October I thought I drag it out for a visit. Check it out if you are a fan of the book and not all precious about modernizations.

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YourWordsByDesign
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Getting in the #spooky #holiday mood a bit early with this trio... Absolutely loving Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, I can‘t believe I‘ve lived this long without having read it!! #readyforautumn #halloweeniscoming #themedreading #classic #audiobooks

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llwheeler
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Next audiobook chosen 95% because Ian Holm! and 5% because it's short. I have a pretty busy month, quick reads are about all I have focus for right now.

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DGRachel
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This is a fun, short, dark read. I first read it in college and still have my highlighted and annotated copy. I find the exploration of the darkness within ourselves to be fascinating.

The audiobook, narrated by Richard Armitage, is extremely well done. Richard can read the phone book, for all I care, to be honest, just as long as he keeps talking.

Book 5 done for #24in48

MizLit One of my favorites to teach! I pair it with Freud‘s concept of Ego (also happening around this time) as well as explore the role of women in the story. So much is going on below the surface. 13mo
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alessia.in.the.coffeeland
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It's a pic of this morning. ♡

#stevenson #drjekyllandmrhyde

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edennugget

'Man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous, and independent denizens.'

JoScho Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here 💖 1y
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GirlNamedJesse
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I can only imagine what it would have been like to read this without knowing the twist! Supposedly fueled by a cocaine binge (tuberculosis treatment), Stevenson cranked out both the first and second drafts in only six days. After a nightmare prompted him to write the story either he or his wife threw it in the fire causing him to start again! Then the grim little penny dreadful turned into his most well-known work ever. Such is life.

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LiterRohde
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“It was on the moral side, and in my own person, that I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both...”

#QuotsyJune18 | 15: #Fusion

📷: Made with Typorama

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edennugget
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Hands down my favourite classic that I've read so far. Beautiful language, beautiful (and somewhat gory) plot, and beautifully-written concluding chapter. This is an absolute must-read!

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edennugget

'Infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner.'

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
edennugget @RaimeyGallant Thank you! Looking forward to logging all my thoughts on the books I read from here on out. 1y
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
edennugget @DebinHawaii Thank you so much! I love it already x 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
edennugget @Eggs Thank you! x 1y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
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One of the perfect weird fiction stories ever written. I recall reading somewhere that, inspired by a dream he had, Stevenson penned the novel in a handful of days. His wife was so horrified by the nature of the story that she burnt the first draft, but he was obsessed by the idea & rewrote it from scratch in a white-hot rush, and that was the version which saw print.
Art via https://bit.ly/2IMXGYe
#shortestclassicyouread

PickwickPlockPlock When I was in Edinburgh a tour guide told us that Stevenson had been inspired by the case of Deacon Brodie. He was a respectable citizen by day, a cabinet-maker, and at night a criminal. He made a copy of the keys and hired criminals to break into the houses of his customers. 1y
Amanda23 The art is fantastic!! 1y
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rohit-sawant @PickwickPlockPlock Oo, that's a fascinating fact! Had no idea. Thanks for sharing! 1y
readordierachel I would be pretty pissed if my spouse burned my story draft 😓😆 1y
LeahBergen I didn‘t know these fun facts! 1y
batsy I love this book! Was actually so taken aback when I first read it, because I expected it to be a dry slog. It hurts to read about his spouse destroying the draft 😭 So intrigued that he rewrote it all in a kind of fever... We'll never know otherwise of course, but that second draft is pretty darn perfect! 1y
rohit-sawant @ReadOrDieRachel Such a nightmare, isn't it? 😱 1y
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen So fascinated by what @PickwickPlockPlock shared! Really interested in learning more about the origin now. 1y
rohit-sawant @batsy Absolutely! I think I first came across the figure of Jekyll & Hyde in an episode of Scooby Doo as a kid & then in other media & was surprised by how much I enjoyed the book when I first read it. It's been a favorite since. Isn't that just devastating about the first draft? Considering how much of an impact the novel has had on literature and pop culture, it's unthinkable that it almost didn't see the light of day! 1y
kspenmoll Sounds great! 1y
Tiyas7 @rohit-sawant Really Hurts About the First Draft!!! I Wonder How Many Such Novels never saw the light of the day, destroyed in their first draft. What If Any of Those Nameless works were actually tremendous pieces of literature? Who Knows? 1y
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JoScho
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A few years ago in New York, my husband and I went to the Jekyll and Hyde restaurant after catching a show. It was totally touristy but also fun in a cheesy way. It was kind of like eating in The Haunted Mansion 🖤 #aprella #newyork

Reviewsbylola That looks so cool!! 1y
Readergrrl We went there years ago and it WAS fun!! Totally cheese-balls, but worth it! 1y
jenmoody23 I think that would be so cool! 1y
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Mdargusch It reminds me of the haunted mansion at Disney! Fun! 1y
Lova That looks like fun. 1y
whippoorwill815 😂 My coworker and I were at a training in NYC a couple years ago and we TOTALLY went here!!!! We had a great time! 1y
tammysue How cool - looks like a lot of fun! 1y
emilyhaldi Aw man! Wish I knew about this when I lived there 🖤 1y
DeborahSmall That looks great!! 1y
rohit-sawant How awesome! 1y
mrp27 This was a fun place! I didn't eat at the one in Times Square but at the one in the village. I loved that the bathroom was behind a hidden bookcase. 1y
Cinfhen Would totally take my kids there!!! So fun 👻👻👻 1y
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amb
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As part of my #popsugarreadingchallenge2018 I'm attributing this as a book by a local author. I know he wasn't born here but as part of his TB treatment he lived here for a period of time and his cottage can still be visited as I did when I was young. #popsugar18

readinginthedark Oh, interesting! 1y
FlowerFairy That is very awesome! And I love your book journal spread! Beautiful! 1y
amb @FlowerFairy Thanks! I do love my bullet journal 😁 1y
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Gracemb
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Really good

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BookDame
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I just finished reading “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” for my Victorian Lit class and was very pleased with it. Have I mentioned I have to read a book a week in this class? Which this one was the shortest of the lot. Not looking forward to “Villette,” and I already started “Oliver Twist.” I‘m trying to stay ahead, but we all know it won‘t happen!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Did you know, the author had a dream about a doctor with split personality disorder, and when he woke up, he documented the scenes from his dream and then went on to write a first draft of the novel in less than three days.
#heartsandhardcovers #dreams

Christine11 That‘s really interesting - I had no idea he wrote it so quickly! 😊 2y
Kalalalatja That‘s quite an accomplishment! 👏 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds very interesting!!! 2y
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WayToDawn324
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I enjoyed reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, though it hasn‘t been my favorite read this year. Hopefully, the next book I read will be better.

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Listy
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I read this over 20 years ago & figured it was time for a reread. It holds up pretty well though there is a serious lack of diversity in this. Feels very White Privileged Guy goes wild. Glad I read it but probably won‘t again for a really long time. Scott Brick was the narrator and was, as always, delightful. He is one that if I see he is reading it and I was on the fence about the story, I get it. Everyone should definitely give him a listen out

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Sarah83
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Bambolina_81 This is a great book! 2y
Sarah83 Another Litten wants to join 😊 2y
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Leniverse

"It was a wild, cold, seasonal night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and a flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture."

Cathythoughts 💫💫💫 2y
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