Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Heroes & Villains)

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic Fiction

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886. The story starts with a lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson investigating strange events between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. Stevenson (1850 - 1894) won widespread admiration with Treasure Island, written in 1883, and followed it with Kidnapped in 1886; both were adventure stories, the former a pirate tale set on the high seas and the latter a historical novel set in Stevenson's native Scotland. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which Stevenson described as a "fine bogey tale," also came out in 1886. It met with tremendous success, selling 40,000 copies in six months and ensuring Stevenson's fame as a writer.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781784873851
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : 0.139
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1806
  • : English
  • : 256