Boethius Book Club, Episode 9: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This month’s selection is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Often misunderstood as a horror novel, Stevenson’s strange tale is a brilliant and prophetic exploration of modern man and his lust for the primitive. The 20th century has played out Stevenson’s allegory in movement after movement—from the rage for going back to nature to the so-called paleo diet. We have become as morally repulsive and lust-obsessed as the alter-ego Dr. Jekyll called into being.
Recorded: June 23, 2016
Original Air Date: September 3, 2016
Show Run Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): James Easton
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