"Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil."
The mysterious association between respectable Dr Henry Jekyll and
despicable lowlife Edward Hyde is a puzzle to Dr Jekyll's friends,
including his lawyer Gabriel Utterson. Where Jekyll is sociable,
hardworking and pious, Hyde is a violent criminal, a wild hedonist.
When Hyde beats a member of Parliament to death, Utterson
is determined to discover the ties that bind the two men together.
. . Robert Louis Stevenson's account of man's capacity for evil
is as powerful today as it was on first publication in 1886.