Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Contributed by Fernande Huls
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Chapter Summary
Chapter 1

Stevenson’s first chapter is a combination of three character profiles added to a brief account of a horrible atrocity.

The first descripti...

Chapter 2

Chapter two begins with Mr. Utterson returning to his home and soon going into his study where he pulls out the will of Dr. Jekyll, for whom he is ...

Chapter 3

In chapter three, Mr. Utterson visits the home of Dr. Jekyll after being invited for a dinner party with several other distinguished guests. After ...

Chapter 4

Stevenson’s fourth chapter details the murder of Sir Danvers Carew, a distinguished noble and member of Parliament. The murder takes place about ...

Chapter 5

In this chapter, Utterson goes to the door of Jekyll, is admitted by Poole, the butler, and quickly confronts Jekyll with the news of Carew’s mur...

Chapter 6

Stevenson’s sixth chapter continues with a little narrative about the murder of Sir Danvers and the disappearance of Mr. Hyde. Apparently Mr. Hyd...

Chapter 7

Chapter seven is very brief so it follows that the summary of it will also be quite short. Utterson and Enfield are walking as usual when they come...

Chapter 8

The eighth chapter is by far the most dramatic of Stevenson’s ten chapters. The scene begins with Poole, Jekyll’s butler, making a surprise vis...

Chapter 9

The last two chapters differ from the previous eight in that they are a series of letters explaining the previous bizarre events. The first is a le...

Chapter 10

This last chapter reveals all the previous mysteries and underscores the theme of the whole story, which can be further examined in the Theme Revie...

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