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The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -Stevenson - PDF novel

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an immediate success, and remains Stevenson's most popular work. It is only recently however that his work has been thought to deserve critical attention. The author himself took his writing lightly, shrugging his popularity off with a dismissive, 

"Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child," and continuing to write his swashbuckling stories of romance and adventure; what he called "historical tushery."

 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was thus an unusual tale for him to write. Perhaps its popularity at the time was partly due to its high moral tone. Not only was it adapted for the stage, but was also said to be widely quoted in religious sermons. 

"With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."

 "All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil." One can see how ministers of the church would be tempted to use the story as a convenient illustration for descriptions of temptation, sin and depravity.


Author:Robert Louis Stevenson
Publication date:1904
illustrations Charles Raymond Macauley

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