Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories
Utterson, the lawyer, is becoming increasingly anxious about the strange behavior of his friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and in particular, by Jekyll's association with an ugly, violent creature by the name of Edward Hyde. Utterson resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery, and along the way, uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering, which leads inevitably to the terrible revelation of Mr. Hyde's true identity. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. The adventures of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his running battle with the sinister machinations of "The Suicide Club" are also included in this volume as well as "The Body Snatchers," "Markheim," and "Olalla"-three of Stevenson's memorable and well-observed short stories, which deal with similarly gothic themes.