The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (also called Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or simply Jekyll and Hyde) is a horror novella (a short novel) by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in 1886 in London.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is well known for describing the mind and split personalities. The phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" is often used to mean behavior in which someone behaves very differently from their normal behavior.
Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respected doctor of medicine, believes that man has both good and evil sides. He creates a serum of a very special drug, which is supposed to separate the two different sides, and tests it on himself. The experiment fails, and Dr. Jekyll transforms into his evil self, Mr. Edward Hyde, who commits horrendous crimes in London.
- Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
- Dr. Hastie Lanyon
- Gabriel John Utterson (The lawyer)
- Poole (Dr Jekyll's butler)
- Bradshaw (Dr Jekyll's servant)
- Mr. Guest (Mr. Utterson's head clerk)
- Sir Danvers Carew (A member of Parliament and victim of Mr. Hyde)
- Inspector Newcommen (From Scotland Yard)
Movie versions [change]
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has been made into a movie many times.