Stevenson, Robert Louis: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson About the Author: The author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on November 23, 1850. His childhood at Heriot Row inspired in later life many of the charming poems published in A Child`s Garden of Verses (1885). His most popular works are Travels With a Donkey (1879), Treasure Island (1882), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Kidnapped (1887). In search of better health, Stevenson and his family travelled to the Pacific in 1888 and settled in Samoa. Stevenson died on Dec. 3, 1894, when he was just 44 years old. He is buried there, on Mount Vaea. The plot: On a nice Sunday afternoon the lawyer Utterson and his friend Enfield are walking along a street while Enfield is telling Utterson the story of Mr Hyde who had hit a little girl because she crashed into him. Hyde has to pay this little girl money and the strange thing is that this bad man Hyde pays with a cheque of the nice Dr Jekyll who is well known for being such a good man. After this walk, when Utterson is at home he takes the last will of his old friend Dr Jekyll and there he reads that he will give everything to Mr Hyde if he dies. Utterson decides to go to Dr Layon who is a friend of both and to ask him about Hyde. But Layon does not know Hyde either, and so Utterson goes to Hyde s house and there he waits for him. Hyde comes he speaks with Utterson and tells him that Dr Jekyll is his friend. Some days later Dr Jekyll ...

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