By Robert Louis Stevenson
In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved together with his relations to Bournemouth, a inn at the southern coast of britain, the place within the short span of 23 months he revised A kid's backyard of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
An fascinating mixture of fantast mystery and ethical allegory, The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping fight of 2 opposing personalities — one basically reliable, the opposite evil — for the soul of 1 guy. Its tingling suspense and clever and delicate portrayal of man's twin nature finds Stevenson as a author of significant ability and originality, whose energy to terrify and circulate us continues to be, over a century later, undiminished.
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