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But then, in that module, which was on the fin-de-siecle, we also read pretty much the first ever lesbian vampire novel, discussed the homoerotic nature of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and various other books, read lesbian and gay poetry, and read essays by sexologists. I love that lecturer. Totally worth the money. See, the first published version of the gothic horror classic which tells the story of a young man who trades the purity of his soul for undying youth contained many more explicit homosexual overtones between the characters than in the version you probably read in English class.
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At the time of his death, Carew is carrying on his person a letter addressed to Utterson, and the broken half of one of Jekyll's walking sticks is found on his body. A maid , whose employer Hyde had once visited, is the only person who claims to have witnessed the murder of Sir Danvers Carew. She states that she saw Hyde murder Carew with Jekyll's cane and his feet. Having fainted after seeing what happened, she then wakes up and rushes to the police, thus initiating the murder case of Sir Danvers Carew.
The novella is frequently interpreted as an examination of the duality of human nature, usually expressed as an inner struggle between good and evil, with variations such as human versus animal, civilization versus barbarism sometimes substituted, the main thrust being that of an essential inner struggle between the one and other, and that the failure to accept this tension results in evil, or barbarity, or animal violence, being projected onto others.
Banishing evil to the unconscious mind in an attempt to achieve perfect goodness can result in the development of a Mr Hyde-type aspect to one's character.
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In his discussion of the novel, Vladimir Nabokov argues that the "good versus evil" view of the novel is misleading, as Jekyll himself is not, by Victorian standards, a morally good person in some cases. The work is commonly associated today with the Victorian concern over the public and private division, the individual's sense of playing a part and the class division of London. Another common interpretation sees the novella's duality as representative of Scotland and the Scottish character.
In this reading, the duality represents the national and linguistic dualities inherent in Scotland's relationship with the wider Britain and the English language, respectively, and also the repressive effects of the Church of Scotland on the Scottish character. The book was initially sold as a paperback for one shilling in the UK and for one dollar in the U. These books were called "shilling shockers" or penny dreadfuls. Initially, stores did not stock it until a review appeared in The Times on 25 January giving it a favourable reception.
Within the next six months, close to forty thousand copies were sold. As Stevenson's biographer Graham Balfour wrote in , the book's success was probably due rather to the "moral instincts of the public" than to any conscious perception of the merits of its art.
It was read by those who never read fiction and quoted in pulpit sermons and in religious papers.
Although the book had initially been published as a " shilling shocker ", it was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London and soon moved all across England and then towards his home country of Scotland. The first stage adaptation followed the story's initial publication in Richard Mansfield bought the rights from Stevenson and worked with Boston author Thomas Russell Sullivan to write a script.
The resulting play added to the cast of characters and some elements of romance to the plot. Addition of female characters to the originally male-centered plot continued in later adaptations of the story. The first performance of the play took place in the Boston Museum in May The lighting effects and makeup for Jekyll's transformation into Hyde created horrified reactions from the audience, and the play was so successful that production followed in London.
After a successful ten weeks in London in , Mansfield was forced to close down production. The hysteria surrounding the Jack the Ripper serial murders led even those who only played murderers on stage to be considered suspects. When Mansfield was mentioned in London newspapers as a possible suspect for the crimes, he shut down production.
There have been numerous adaptations of the novella including over stage and film versions alone. Hulme Beaman illustrated a s edition,  and in Mervyn Peake provided the newly founded Folio Society with memorable illustrations for the story. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Main article: Dr. Hyde character. Main article: Adaptations of Strange Case of Dr. Hyde without "The" , for reasons unknown, but it has been supposed to increase the "strangeness" of the case Richard Dury Later publishers added "The" to make it grammatically correct, but it was not the author's original intent.
The story is often known today simply as Dr. Hyde or even Jekyll and Hyde. This is the common pronunciation of that surname, and the one that Stevenson himself used. Futility Closet. Retrieved 28 May London: Macmillan, ISBN p. The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson.
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