Doctor Jekyll is a good and loyal man. Mr. Hyde is a strange individual, capable of the worst crimes. Why then did Jekyll make his will for Hyde? Why does he let him come home at any time? Would he be blackmailed? Old Doctor Lanyon would like to know. Can you be a good man and a criminal, Jekyll, and Hyde?
In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde, published in 1886, two beings clash: Jekyll, the good, and Hyde, the embodiment of evil. But over the course of the story, the border between them becomes more and more fragile … Allegory of the human soul torn between morality and desire, this story has experienced considerable success since its publication, as evidenced by the very many resulting adaptations.
Born in 1850 in Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson traveled the world before being buried, 44 years later, in the Samoa Islands, under the name of “Tusitala”: “the one who tells stories”. And it is indeed as a storyteller that Stevenson plays with our nerves and leads us into a breathtaking hide-and-seek game.
Become a must of the fantastic genre, in line with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this novel also questions the dangers of scientific experimentation on men.
But let’s open this delightfully scary novel… Here we are at the end of the XIXth century, a thick fog invades the streets of London and Mister Hyde spreads panic around him… Who is this demon protected by the respectable Dr Jekyll? And what mysterious bond unites these two beings? This is what we will discover…