The structure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows a path as indirect and elusive as its multiple narrative voices. With its obliquely recorded incidents, its eyewitness accounts and sealed confessions, it resembles...a police detective's casebook - a collection of gathered clues, fragments, through which the clever detective may be able to...project a complete narrative.
Perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of this novel of ten chapters is that, in fact, there's so much left here for the reader to fill in, so many scenes that the reader can only imagine. Such a structure creates fertile ground for allegory hunters, and there are indeed many convincing interpretations of this novel.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.