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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The City

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Rather than taking place in only one part of the city, Stevenson’s novel is set in many different areas of London, each meant to reflect the character of its denizens. Soho, where Mr. Hyde lives, for example, is described as being dark and dingy, which, last time we checked, tends to go quite well with people that ooze evil out of their pores. London fog also plays a role in the book, adding sinister overtones where Stevenson needs them.

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