The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde



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

This Gothic novel explores the duality of human nature, crime and prosecution and the importance of the Victorian standard of reputation. When a new villain terrorises London’s citizens and causes a great stir, lawyer Utterson faces a great riddle which keeps him awake at night. He discovers a connection between the violent misdeeds of the villainous stranger and his friend Dr Jekyll and stumbles into the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde struggling to keep up his friend’s stainless reputation and simultaneously uncovering the great mystery.

A classic perfect for exploring the ambiguous nature of human personalities and even society itself, which also provides an insight into Victorian times and values. Also, the text is in the public domain.

· · 1886

Critical edition

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Penguin Classics, 2012.
128 pp., ISBN 9780141389509

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Classic
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Saxony-Anhalt