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"...Stevenson's short novel, written in 1885, is one of the ancestors of the modern mystery story...not only a good 'bogey story, ' as Stevenson exclaimed when awakening from a dream in which he had visualized it...It is also, and more importantly, a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction, and therefore belongs to the same order of art as, for instance, Madame Bovary or Dead Souls. VLADIMIR NABOKOV
"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is a double triumph. It has the outside excitement that belongs to Conan Doyle with the inside excitement that belongs to Henry James." G.K. CHESTERTON
"Jekyll & Hyde I have read and found] admirable...worthy of Shakespeare." GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist, and travel writer best known for his 1886 novella Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Inspired by a dream, Stevenson wrote the story of the struggle between good and evil in just three days, even though sick and bedridden at the time. His other classic novels include Treasure Island (1883 and Kidnapped (1886).