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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886) is about dual personalities and an exploration of the subconscious. Specifically, it's the story of a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. Diagnosed in modern times as "split personality" or dissociative identity disorder, Dr Jekyll has two distinctly opposite personalities: one good, the other evil. It's the struggle between the two moralities that makes this story so compelling, and widely mimicked as a prevailing theme of literature and entertainment.

Story of the Door

Search for Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease

The Carew Murder Case

Incident of the Letter

Incident of Dr. Lanyon

Incident at the Window

The Last Night

Dr. Lanyon's Narrative

Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case

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