Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on November 13

Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on November 13, 1850. His father, Thomas Stevenson,  belonged to a family of engineers who had built many of the deep-sea lighthouses around and outside of Scotland. His mother, Margaret Isabella Balfour, came from a family of lawyers and church ministers. At the age of seventeen, hoping he’d follow his father’s footsteps, he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study engineering. However, he abandoned this career path and made the compromise of studying law. In 1875 he was a legal advisor, he had the ability to represent a person or a group in civil cases he but did not practice since by now he knew he wanted to be a writer. During his summer vacations, he went to France to be in the company of other young artists, both striving writers, and painters. His first published work was an essay called “Roads”, and his first published volumes were works of travel writing.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde revolves around the mystery of Jekyll and Hyde and how they are connected to one another. The story is told from the point of view of Mr. Utterson, a lawyer and a friend of Dr. Jekyll, who investigates this strange case. As the investigation goes on it is revealed that Jekyll and Hyde are the same individuals. In fact, Jekyll has created Hyde with an experimental potion in order to do evil in another man’s disguise. This causes a problem for Jekyll as the two halves are constantly battling for predomination, which leads to the death of both.