A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory.Compelling morality tale from a master storyteller recounts the horrific dual life of a generous and philanthropic physician whose experiments transform him into a remorseless killer.In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised "A Child's Garden of Verses" and wrote the novels "Kidnapped" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities -- one essentially good, the other evil -- for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.Master storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson possessed remarkable powers of invention, particularly in the genres of horror and the supernatural. His compelling 1866 novel recounts the experiences of a physician whose well-intentioned experiments result in a drug that transforms him into a remorseless killer. Stevenson's morality tale still continues to intrigue generations of readers.This intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities - one essentially good, the other evil - for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveal Stevenson as a novelist of great skill and originality.When a brute of a man tramples an innocent girl, apparently out of spite, two bystanders catch the fellow and force him to pay reparations to the girl's family. The brute's name is Edward Hyde. A respected lawyer, Utterson, hears this story and begins to unravel the seemingly manic behavior of his best friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his connection with Hyde. Several months earlier, Utterson had drawn up an inexplicable will for the doctor naming Hyde as his heir in the event that he disappears.