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By Oscar Wilde

A wealthy service provider, Simone, discovers that his spouse, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed via the indignity visited upon him via the prince, Simone demanding situations his rival to a duel.

Although Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy used to be left incomplete, the tale approximately Simone and Bianca used to be still tailored a number of instances via composers and playwrights from worldwide, and has been played in numerous varieties because the Eighteen Nineties, while it used to be initially penned.

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But the butler knows what he saw: a 舠 舖masked thing like a monkey,舗 舡 舠 舖much of the same bigness舗 舡 as Mr. Hyde (p. 46). The language used to describe Hyde consistently makes him out to belong to a different species than the human beings in the story, tapping into an unattractive contemporary discourse of difference and degeneracy that is highly raciali zed. ) What can the two men do but force their way into the cabinet? The individual they believe to be Hyde calls out for mercy, but they hack their way in with an axe.

Yet Hyde himself has vanished: His family could nowhere be traced; he had never been photographed; and the few who could describe him differed widely, as common observers will. Only on one point were they agreed; and that was the haunting sense of unexpressed deformity with which the fugitive impressed his beholders (p. 28). In contrast, Utterson finds Jekyll at home the same afternoon, visiting him in 舠the building which was indifferently known as the laboratory or dissecting rooms舡 (p. 29). It is no coincidence that Jekyll舗s chemical experiments are conducted in a former dissecting room and surgical theater.

Stevenson composes nu merous works in the following two years. 1886The Strange Case of Dr. jekyll and Mr. 1887Stevenson舗s father dies in May. The remaining family members舒Stevenson舗s mother, wife, and stepson舒journey to America. 1888Stevenson, Fanny, her son, and Stevenson舗s mother set sail for the South Seas on the Casco. 1889Stevenson visits a leper colony in Molokai to investi gate舒and exonerate舒a missionary named Father Da mien. 1890Stevenson sails throughout the Eastern Pacific until a lung hemorrhage leads him to settle in Samoa.

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