The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde

The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde

The Lives and Crimes of Deacon Brodie

eBook - 2015
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The chilling tale of one of Scotland's most infamous villains, including new details and previously unpublished information. He was a respected cabinet-maker and councilman by day, but Deacon William Brodie changed into a sinister, thieving monster when darkness fell on the old city of Edinburgh. Cleverly employing his respectable reputation to access the richest members of society before stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the resulting illicit money to fund yet another life with five children and two mistresses. But Brodie, whose chilling story inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to create the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about a century later, came fatally unstuck when a captured accomplice informed on him. Then neither his ill-gotten gains nor his steel collar designed to cheat the hangman could save him. Author Rick Wilson offers a warts-and-all biography of Brodie, from his relatively innocent young years through to his public disgrace and execution -- hanging on the very gallows he conceived himself.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780750963565
Branch Call Number: 921 Brodi
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Many people wouldn't believe that a tale as sensational as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde could possibly have any basis in reality, but they would be wrong. Stevenson's book is based on the very real life of William Brodie, a well respected Edinburgh locksmith by day and remorseless burglar by night.

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