The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic narrative of psychological suspense and horror. As the story begins, two gentlemen named Enfield and Utterson are discussing strange and violent doings in the city of London. Utterson, an attorney, reveals that he has been instructed to leave the estate of the cultured Dr. Jekyll to a crude and unpleasant man, named Mr. Hyde. Jekyll refuses to discuss his unusual legal arrangements with his lawyer. A particularly violent crime takes place, and all the evidence points to Hyde as the culprit, but he disappears and cannot be apprehended. During a brief illness, the increasingly reclusive Dr. Jekyll secretes himself in his laboratory. When his butler and Utterson force open the door, they discover the body of Hyde. Documents left behind by both Jekyll and Hyde reveal that they are one and the same, with Hyde as Jekyll’s destructive alter ego. A portrait of a man in distress, complete with a potion that transforms man into near-beast, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is entertaining and thought-provoking read for older students.