Quietly pacing up and down the foggy streets of London, Mr Utterson decides, almost despite himself, to investigate what bewildering connection might exist between the respected scientist Henry Jekyll, his long-time friend and client, and an evil-looking little man who is seen trampling over a child.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the anatomy of a victim-killer, himself the product of a repressive society. With total originality, R.L. Stevenson locks the story inside an ingenious narrative structure and gives it a somber confessional tone, delineating the stages of a man’s gradual loss of self as witnessed by his loyal, compassionate but powerless friend.
This volume and CD offer the opportunity to enjoy an original text while learning at the same time. Notes and language activities help the reader to follow the stories, appreciate aspects of the writing, memorize vocabulary and practice language structures. A final section contains further stimuli, with contextualizing notes and images.