Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson had a literary career that lasted the better part of twenty years. His writing varied from essays, biographies, travel writing, poetry, plays, romances, short stories and novels.
He’s ranked among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His most well known works include “Treasure Island” (1883) and the “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” (1886).
A disquieting tale of its time, it lays out the duality that’s perhaps inherent in all human beings. Dr. Jekyll explores the evil side of human nature and how one is perceived by others.
Unsatisfied with the daily façade that he performs as a matter of course, Dr. Jekyll’s experimentation leads to chilling and heinous results in the form of Mr. Hyde.
The story has been illustrated in many plays and films but few match the quality of writing which makes the reader think about appearances versus reality.