Stevenson and the Bravo

Date(s) - 30/09/2011
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

David Hume Tower


Talk by Professor Erik Simpson (Grinnell University)


Starting from the moment in Stevenson’s Strange Case when Jekyll refers to his creation of Hyde as like employing a bravo (a murderer for hire) Professor Simpson will discuss the literary history of the bravo, developments in nineteenth-century professionalism and Stevenson’s connection between these subjects in the novel.