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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.On December 3rd, 1894, he died of an apparent cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44.
роки життя: 13 Листопада 1850 3 Грудня 1894

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He was aus­tere with him­self; drank gin when he was alone, to mor­tify a taste for vin­tages; and though he en­joyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years.
Erkin Gasimzadeцитує2 роки тому
A fort­night later, by ex­cel­lent good for­tune, the doc­tor gave one of his pleas­ant din­ners to some five or six old cronies, all in­tel­li­gent, reput­able men and all judges of good wine; and Mr. Ut­ter­son so con­trived that he re­mained be­hind after the oth­ers had de­par­ted. This was no new ar­range­ment, but a thing that had be­fallen many scores of times. Where Ut­ter­son was liked, he was liked well. Hosts loved to de­tain the dry law­yer, when the light­hearted and loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit a while in his un­ob­trus­ive com­pany, prac­tising for solitude, sober­ing their minds in the man’s rich si­lence after the ex­pense and strain of gaiety. To this rule, Dr. Je­kyll was no ex­cep­tion; and as he now sat on the op­pos­ite side of the fire—a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with some­thing of a styl­ish cast per­haps, but every mark of
Jovana Slobodaцитує2 роки тому
Story of the Door

-Mr. Gabriel John Ut­ter­son the law­yer
*It is the mark of a mod­est man to ac­cept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of op­por­tun­ity;
*his af­fec­tions, like ivy, were the growth of time
- Mr. Richard En­field

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In the end, the actual nature of Hyde’s and Jekyll’s sins proves less important than Stevenson’s larger point, which is that the lure of the dark side constitutes a universal part of our human nature. We are all Jekylls, desperately trying to keep our Hydes under control—even as we are secretly fascinated by what they do and envious of their frightening freedom from moral constraints.

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