Today we continue our Gothic Literature Month celebration with Robert Louis Stevenson‘s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” I’ve heard this story referenced so many times in my life, but I’ve never actually read it. For anyone who is in my boat, Project Gutenberg does have it in different downloadable and readable ebook forms since the story is outside of copyright in the U.S.: “Project Gutenberg: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
I also suggest checking out the RLS website for a massive amount of information: “Robert Louis Stevenson Website.” This site differs from many authors tribute websites because it aims at many different audiences, from scholars to teachers and students.
Humanities magazine hosts a feature on Stevenson and the illnesses that plagued him throughout life: “Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson was a Sickly Man with a Robust Imagination.”
One of my favorite publications, The Paris Review, published a series of articles focusing on the epitaphs of writers. It’s a bit morbid, but then again, gothic is our theme this month: “On Epitaphic Fictions: Robert Louis Steveson, Philip Larkin.”
That’s it for today, cobblers. You’re officially one day away from the weekend, so read on, my friends.