He was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson. At about age 18, he changed the spelling of "Lewis" to "Louis", and he dropped "Balfour" in However, Robert's mother's family were gentry, tracing their lineage back to Alexander Balfour who had held the lands of Inchyra in Fife in the fifteenth century.
The notion of a "Jekyll-and-Hyde" character has become a lazy way of describing someone when they do something contrary to their normal nature. But that's not quite what Dr Henry Jekyll does.
Rather, he consciously searches for a chemical that will allow him to separate out the two sides to his nature. He is fascinated by the duality of man and wants to explore his darker side. Resolute and determined, eventually he succeeds.
But his evil self becomes stronger over time, until it threatens to extinguish Jekyll altogether. The doctor has played with fire and he's burning from the inside.
Sadly, we'll never know the thrill experienced by this explosive book's original audience. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a work of suspense, but we all know the twist these days, don't we?
So why do we still read the story? Well, it's written with great economy, tension and wit.
I know few books so concise that pack such an emotional punch. It's also a complex narrative: Jekyll himself figures only as a friend of the other characters and narrators — right up until the revelation provided by his "confession".
We start the book in the company of two gentlemen called Utterson and Enfield. They are out walking, but Enfield has a story to tell. It concerns a grotesque incident and its aftermath. The story links the thuggish and mysterious Edward Hyde to the wealthy and urbane Henry Jekyll.
Utterson and Enfield are in no doubt: But Hyde has a stronger hold on Jekyll than this, as Utterson will eventually discover. The tale originally came to its author in a dream. Robert Louis Stevenson had always trusted to "brownies" — meaning his daydreams and nightmares.
He felt that stories and characters were being channelled to him from elsewhere. As a young man his fantasy life had been kept in check. He had grown up in a family of engineers and was himself destined for a career in the law.Robert Louis Stevenson was a 19th century Scottish writer notable for such novels as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Description. Andrew Lang was a writer and critic and a close friend of Robert Louis Stevenson.. This is Lang’s review of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which was written in , the year the novel was first published. Lang discusses the absence of women (though Hyde’s victims include a girl and a prostitute); the moral allegory underpinning the novel – which Stevenson decided. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. . Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - review 'It is such a riveting thriller, that it is impossible to stop reading it, even though it is a bit spooky!" ExtraEpic.
Born on November 13, , in Born: Nov 13, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is viewed as the classic allegory of man's duality--the good and evil embodied in every person. But could Jekyll's "transforming draught" have been alcohol? In the Victorian era, alcohol was the topic of national debate for decades and people endlessly deliberated its proper place in society.
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde.
Robert Louis Stevensen wrote humdinger with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is just too bad that so many interpretations of the book seem to go over the top with violence.
Colonial Radio has done the boo'k real justice by staying true to the material Mr. Stevensen wrote. The purpose of this paper is to examine Robert Stevenson's famous novel, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from the view point of the above mentioned systems and to discuss the novel from a psychological perspective.