Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was first published by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. Stevenson was a well educated Scottish author who lived all over the world. He has written famous books like Treasure Island, and maybe his best book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Since then it has been a best-selling horror story. For a century the book has entertained and scared readers of all ages all over the world.
The book starts with Mr. Utterson, a well liked lawyer and his cousin Mr. Enfield walking down the streets of London. Enfield is telling a rather strange story about a certain Mr. Hyde. He lives in Soho and once he beat up a little girl after she had ran into him on a street corner. It had been a terrible scene, but Enfield had forced him to pay a compensation to the little girls family. The curious thing was that the check was signed by Dr. Henry Jekyll, a highly respected doctor and good friend of Mr. Utterson.
Later that night Utterson was in low spirits. He had received an envelope containing Dr. Jekyll’s will, telling that in the case of his death he would leave all his possessions to Mr. Hyde. Hyde was looked upon as an evil man, who had not only been involved in other violent episodes but had also been enjoying pleasures like prostitutes.