Illustrations for Scholastic's READ180 rBook Flex Literature workshop covering Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The READ180 rBook Flex is a reading intervention program for classroom libraries targeted to high school students.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the most succesfull of Stevenson's books and tells the story of Gabriel John Utterson, a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often spuriously called split personality, wherein within the same person there are at least two distinct personalities. In this case, the two personalities in Dr Jekyll are apparently good and evil, with completely opposite levels of morality. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase Jekyll and Hyde coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.