Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson attracted a more negative critical response for much of the 20th century, though his reputation has been largely restored. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella about a dual personality. Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how human personalities can affect how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. The book was initially sold as a paperback for one shilling in the UK and for one dollar in the U.S. Although the book had initially been published as a "shilling shocker", it was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works. The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde focuses on John Utterson, a lawyer and friend of Dr Jekyll. The novel begins with John Utterson talking with his other friend, who has just witnessed an odd situation. A man identified as Edward Hyde ran over a girl, only to pay off her family later with a check from Dr Jekyll. The situation is made even stranger because Jekyll's will has recently been changed. Mr Hyde now stands to inherit everything… You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson on our website.