Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson. I finally got around to reading this 1886 novella, and I was a little disappointed. The idea was brilliant, but Stevenson's choice to have everything filtered through Jekyll's lawyer, Utterson, gives the story a stogy, constricted, airless feel. The story gets back on track and finishes strong in the last part, but meanwhile, what a slog.
Rather than the text, I wish I had picked up the Classics Illustrated version pictured above, or taken in the 1930s Fredric March movie.
Next October, I think I'll read Valerie Martin's 1990 novel, Mary Reilly which tells the famous tale from the viewpoint of a female servant in Henry Jekyll's house.