The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
The book title is taken from a novella written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. This book is authored by Richard Mansfield. It was first published in 5 January 1886. It is also known as Jekyll & Hyde. The name is now widely used as a term to represent a person who differentiates in moral character in every new situation. Richard Mansfield’s work is known for its dual role depictions and their double exposure. The stage adaptation of his novella “The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde ” opened in London, Soon after his publication of novella.
Literary critics have viewed this novella to be part of several genre of literature including religious allegory, sensation fiction, fable, detective story, Doppelganger literature, Scottish devil tales, sensation fiction, and gothic novel. The novel represents inner struggle of every individual between god and evil.
It talks about comparison of human with respect to civilization, animals and barbarism while suggesting an inner struggle between right and wrong.
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The book story is about a lawyer of London named Gabriel Jhon Utterson and his old friend Dr. Henry Jekyll who has behavior related issues. Gabriel Jhon investigates behavior of his own friend whose character varies in various situations. He represents a Freudian theory that our un-fulfilled desires resides into our sub conscious mind. If someone withdraws all evil thoughts then his evil desires unknowingly reside in his subconscious.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish poet, essayist, novelist, and travel writer. His most popular works are Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.