The New Annotated Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Complete Annotated Edition
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whipped out a key, went in, and presently came back with the matter of ten pounds in gold and a cheque for the balance on Coutts's, drawn payable to bearer and signed with a name that I can't mention , though it's one of the points of my story, but it was a name at least very well known and often printed. British colloquialism, meaning the same as "by the way"; suggesting a seemingly trivial matter of hidden importance.
You have read and understand this Agreement and agree that it constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between us with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men . When Utterson tries to discuss Hyde with Jekyll, Jekyll turns pale and asks that Hyde be left alone. Hyde had a song upon his lips as he compounded the draught, and as he drank it, pledged the dead man. In JH the creation of meaning, however, is often deliberately impeded, creating the ambiguous or opaque language that gives the disoriented reader moving through the text an experience similar to that of Utterson as he tries to interpret and understand events in the story.
In this case, the two personalities in Dr Jekyll are apparently good and evil, with completely opposite levels of morality.
Hyde is the ultimate tribute to an enduring classic, combining revelatory and surprising information and in-depth historical context with beautiful illustrations and photographs. Set your mind at rest,' says he, 'I will stay with you till the banks open and cash the cheque myself. In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of downgoing men.ii) an adjective for "complete" or "absolute" associated with something negative, rejected or unknown ("utter ruin", "utter failure", "utter nonsense"); (iii) an archaic adjective in the theological expression "the utter (or outer) man" meaning "the body" (as opposed to "the inner man" or "spirit"). Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works.