Dune

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Chapter 1: “Story of the Door”

Summary Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance . . . the last good influence in the lives of down-going men. (See Important Quotations Explained) Mr. Utterson is a wealthy, well-respected London lawyer, a reserved and perhaps even boring man who nevertheless inspires a strange fondness in those who know him. Despite …

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Chapter 8: “The Last Night”

Summary Jekyll’s butler Poole visits Utterson one night after dinner. Deeply agitated, he says only that he believes there has been some “foul play” regarding Dr. Jekyll; he quickly brings Utterson to his master’s residence. The night is dark and windy, and the streets are deserted, giving Utterson a premonition of disaster. When he reaches …

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Chapter 9: “Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative”

Summary He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. . . . there before my eyes . . . there stood Henry Jekyll! (See Important Quotations Explained) This chapter constitutes a word-for-word transcription of the letter Lanyon intends Utterson to open after Lanyon’s and Jekyll’s deaths. Lanyon writes that after Jekyll’s …

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Chapter 10: “Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of the Case”

Summary I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man . . . if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both. (See Important Quotations Explained) This chapter offers a transcription of the letter Jekyll leaves for Utterson in the laboratory. Jekyll writes that upon …

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