What Do I Read Next?
Mary Reilly (1990), by Valerie Martin, tells the fictional story of the young maid, Mary Reilly, sent to live and work in the house of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818), by Mary Shelley, focuses on another man who tries to alter nature and, as a result, destroys himself.
For another complex study of good and evil, turn to Stevenson's Treasure Island (1884), his first bestseller.
Bram Stoker's classic Dracula, published in 1897, presents a penetrating commentary on Victorian society as well as the nature of evil.
The psychological studies of the criminal mind presented in Edgar Allan Poe's short stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado" also reveal the author's mastery of the detective fiction form. A good collection of his works is The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, published by Doubleday in 1966.