Chapter 9. Robert Louis Stevenson: “The Bottle Imp,” “The Beach of Falesá,” and “Markheim”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Michael Meyer author

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch9

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Meyer, M. (2008) Robert Louis Stevenson: “The Bottle Imp,” “The Beach of Falesá,” and “Markheim”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany), Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • R.L. Stevenson: “The Bottle Imp,” and Other Stories;
  • Stevenson using alter ego or the doppelgänger - as expression of desire and fear in his gothic fiction;
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - doppelgänger deformed and atavistic mutation;
  • Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol” (1843) - less sentimental and more sinister;
  • three stories under discussion - kind of moral economy, a conflict between material interests and moral values;
  • mid-Victorian miser's conversion to charity and generosity - suggesting moral and social solution to economic inequality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading