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Inspiration and writing[ edit ] Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how human personalities can affect how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. While still a teenager, he developed a script for a play about Deacon Brodiewhich he later reworked with the help of W.
Henley and which was produced for the first time in In the small hours of one morning,[ Thinking he had a nightmare, I awakened him.
Introduction. I. LIFE OF STEVENSON. Robert Louis Stevenson was born at Edinburgh on the 13 November His father, Thomas, and his grandfather, Robert, were both distinguished light-house engineers; and the maternal grandfather, Balfour, was a Professor of Moral Philosophy, who lived to be ninety years old. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. I've lived in Scotland 1 1/2 years so I was interested in this total collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's works. RLS was sickly much of his life and died a young man around
I was dreaming a fine bogey tale. I remember the first reading as though it were yesterday. Louis came downstairs in a fever; read nearly half the book aloud; and then, while we were still gasping, he was away again, and busy writing.
I doubt if the first draft took so long as three days. According to author Jeremy Hodges,  Stevenson was present throughout the trial and as "the evidence unfolded he found himself, like Dr Jekyll, 'aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde'.
Myers's attention and he wrote to Stevenson after the story was published. Stevenson was polite in his response but rejected that reading.
As was customary, Mrs Stevenson would read the draft and offer her criticisms in the margins. Robert Stevenson was confined to bed at the time from a haemorrhage. Therefore, she left her comments with the manuscript and Robert in the toilet.
She said that in effect the story was really an allegorybut Robert was writing it as a story. After a while, Robert called her back into the bedroom and pointed to a pile of ashes: Scholars debate whether he really burnt his manuscript; there is no direct factual evidence for the burning, but it remains an integral part of the history of the novella.
A number of later biographers have alleged that Stevenson was on drugs during the frantic re-write; for example, William Gray's revisionist history A Literary Life said he used cocaine while other biographers said he used ergot. According to Osbourne, "The mere physical feat was tremendous and, instead of harming him, it roused and cheered him inexpressibly".
He continued to refine the work for four to six weeks after the initial re-write. The novella was written in the southern English seaside town of Bournemouthwhere Stevenson had moved due to ill health, to benefit from its sea air and warmer southern climate.
Enfield tells Utterson that months ago he saw a sinister-looking man named Edward Hyde trample a young girl after accidentally bumping into her. Hyde brought them to this door and provided a cheque signed by a reputable gentleman later revealed to be Doctor Henry Jekyll, a friend and client of Utterson.
Utterson is disturbed because Jekyll recently changed his will to make Hyde the sole beneficiary. Utterson fears that Hyde is blackmailing Jekyll.
The police contact Utterson, who leads officers to Hyde's apartment. Hyde has vanished, but they find half of a broken cane.Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November - 3 December ) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.
His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson. The following entry presents criticism of Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. For a discussion of Stevenson's novel Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMON REVISITED by Beryl Crowe () reprinted in MANAGING THE COMMONS by Garrett Hardin and John Baden W.H.
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Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.