Jekyll and Hyde
The author was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850. His family included engineers, scientists, a professor of philosophy, and a religious minister. We can see the scientific and religious studies of Stevenson's family reflected in both his life and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Stevenson was a sickly child with serious lung conditions, who read a great deal about travel and adventure. A combination of his love for adventure and ill health led him to spend many years as a writer travelling the world in search of a climate that was healthier than Britains.
In 1890, he went to live in the remote Samoan Islands in the South Pacific. He died there in 1894 at the age of 44.
Religion & science in the 19th century.
In 1959, when Stevenson…