Fiction

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is perhaps one of the best known stories from the Victorian era. Published in 1886, its plot has been reinterpreted across many adaptations and its popularity endures as a seminal work in Gothic fiction. When a murder puts London on alert, lawyer Gabriel Utterson embarks on a quest to unravel the mysterious connection between the murderer and his old friend and client, the esteemed Dr. Henry Jekyll. Written in just a few days, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella is a perfect representation of Victorian duality and ambiance, as characters struggle with moral vices and hunt a killer under the oppressive London fog.

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