Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Plot Summary - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson: 10 strange facts about Jekyll and Hyde author
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Born in Edinburgh, he was the son of the distinguished engineer Thomas Stevenson. Among his delightful travel accounts are his canoe journey An Inland Voyage and walking tour Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes Worsening health led Stevenson to settle with his family in Samoa in , where he lived in great style, and wrote Catriona , a sequel to Kidnapped. He died from a brain haemorrhage while working on Weir of Hermiston Curator Greg Buzwell considers duality in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , exploring how the novel engages with contemporary debates about evolution, degeneration, consciousness, homosexuality and criminal psychology. The Victorian period saw Gothic fiction evolving and taking on new characteristics.
Born on November 13, , in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson traveled often, and his global wanderings lent themselves well to his brand of fiction. Stevenson developed a desire to write early in life, having no interest in the family business of lighthouse engineering. He was often abroad, usually for health reasons, and his journeys led to some of his early literary works. Publishing his first volume at the age of 28, Stevenson became a literary celebrity during his life when works such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped , and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were released to eager audiences.