Robert Louis Stevenson
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Biography and Background

Robert Louis Stevenson
This page from the Victorian Web includes a variety of links to criticism and commentary.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Gothic
In this video from the British Library (8:51), Professor John Bowen discusses key motifs in Gothic novels, including the uncanny, the sublime and the supernatural. Includes brief discussion of sexuality as motif; preview for appropriateness. Also available at YouTube, here.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A variety of reading strategies for the novel, including an anticipation guide, vocabulary, and guided imagery.

A Poem For Two Voices for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Students will read about the opposing characters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the novel and then create their own opposing characters.

R. L. Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Twenty-four questions for writing and/or discussion.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Getting Started with Literature Circles
This unit plan is designed for 7th grade and requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access. The 33-page document includes discussion questions and assessments.

Study Guide for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This 22-page document includes author biography and a variety of activities to support reading, responding to, and analyzing the novella. This document requires Adobe Reader or comparable software for access.

Vocabulary from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A list of 242 words presented in context. Click on the word for its definition and synonyms.

Other Works

Kidnapped!
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Little Toy Friends
This lesson is based on Stevenson's poem "The Dumb Soldier" and Eugene Fields' "Little Boy Blue" (both available at the site). The young writer is asked to think of a favorite toy or stuffed animal in their possession that could come to life. The students will listen to or read the poetry of two 19th century poets, and then create their own poems modeled on the premise of an inanimate object's experience. This lesson focuses on idea development.

Treasure Island
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Vocabulary from Treasure Island
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.



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