Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

 
 

“Mr. Hyde was pale and dwarfish, he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation, he had a displeasing smile, he had borne himself to the lawyer with a sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness, and he spoke with a husky, whispering and somewhat broken voice; all these were points against him, but not all of these together could explain the hitherto unknown disgust, loathing, and fear with which Mr. Utterson regarded him…”


These words are one of the descriptions given by Robert Louis Stevenson of Edward Hyde, one of the best known villains in all of English literature. First published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde became an instant success for its gripping suspense and masterful storytelling. But the questions it raises about the nature of man and his tendency toward evil give the work a far more lasting worth than its literary merit alone — they are questions that must be answered by every society, generation, and individual.

 

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

first published 1886

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