A Strange Case

New York City’s amazing Morgan Library has scanned the entire handwritten manuscript to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  and it’s now available for paging through and reading online. The manuscript of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is the original copy sent to the publisher Charles Longman in late October 1885, about six weeks after Stevenson first conceived of the idea.

The manuscript has been marked up, primarily in pencil, either by the compositors who set the type or by someone else (perhaps a managing editor) at the publishing house, Longmans, Green & Co., that published the first edition of the book on January 9, 1886.

Even if you have never read the spooky novella, it’s likely that you have seen one of the umpteen film or television productions based on Stevenson’s book.

Read the entire manuscript.


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1 Response to A Strange Case

  1. margaret21 says:

    That might be an interesting exercise, but on the whole, I think Ill stick with a standard published version. Easier on the eye.

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