Robert Louis Stevenson

For more of my pages on ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, please click the Stevenson tab at the top of the page.

Bibliography and interesting sites:

The life of Robert Louis Stevenson: Biography

Ideas for teaching:

Teaching Notes: Invaluable teaching resource from The Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Spring 2004, dealing with:Stevenson’s background and his world; chapter summaries; questions and answers by chapter; essay questions; themes etc etc.

Teacher Guide with wide range of student activities from the American Association of School Librarians.


Teachers guide with student activities: synopsis by chapter, and questions on each chapter; detailed range of PREREADING and reading and close focus and post-reading ACTIVITIES, EXPLORATION OF responses and THEMES inc Dual Nature or Split Personality, Reason Versus the Supernatural, Limits of Scientific Experimentation, The Effects of Society on the Individual

Useful prezi site for a lesson: includes a summary, brief character profiles and a timeline.

Alleyn’s Teacher’s site giving: Lower school activities, synopsis, commentary, quotes and questions per chapter.  Links to context information, group tasks, videos etc.

Critics discussing, among other things, homosexuality in ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and M. Hyde’ and General Background

Illustrated edition of ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Illustrated by Charles Raymond Macauley

Robert Louis Stevenson: Bloom’s Modern Critical Views ed. Harold Bloom.

Sara Martin Alegre blog page: ‘Archive for the ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Category’

Robert Hampson’s chapter in the google preview of ‘Conrad and Gender: ‘Chance and the Secret Life’.  Type in the left hand side ‘Danvers’ for two references or scroll to pp 107-9

Martin Danahay’s Introduction in the google preview of the second edition of ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ p 22-25 or search ‘Showalter’ in in the left hand box.  Other contextual mattres are addressed in the preview.

Overview of J&H in site on Victorian novels their reception & production

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde and the Double Brain by Anne Stiles. SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Volume 46, Number 4, Autumn 2006, pp. 879-900 (Article)

Greg Buzwell has an interesting page on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  It deals with duality, the gothic, London and Fin de Siècle.  Inter alii, he deals with the extent to which Mr Hyde became linked to Jack the Ripper, in the public mind.

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