The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend and client, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. As the story begins, Utterson is on a walk with his relative Richard Enfield, who proceeds to tell him of an encounter he had seen some months ago while coming home late at night. Enfield describes a sinister figure named Mr Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and re-emerges to pay off her relatives with 10 pounds in gold and a cheque for 100 pounds signed by a respectable gentleman, Dr Henry Jekyll. Utterson is disturbed and concerned about this development, and makes an effort to seek out Hyde.