Month: October 2009

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted October 2, 2009 by Michael Kitto in Classic, Gothic, Science Fiction / 0 Comments

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonTitle: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Goodreads)
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Published: Penguin, 1986
Pages: 144
Genres: Classic, Gothic
My Copy: Paperback

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is a classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. 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 the other. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Robert Louis Stevenson is an amazing writer and this book is well worth the read, I’ve always enjoyed a story that tries to explore two sides of a situation.