'His bachelor house': The Unhomely Home of the Fin-de-Siècle’s Bourgeois Bachelor in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (pp. 105-126) in Journal of Stevenson Studies Vol. 11 (2014)

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  This article seeks to specifically examine the ways in which the figure of the bourgeois bachelor and his construction of an alternative form of masculine domesticity in Victorian fin-de-siècle society are conveyed in Stevenson’s Gothic novella via
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  Journal of Stevenson Studies Volume 11  Journal of Steuenson Srudies Journal of Steuenson Studies lll Editors Professor Linda Dryden Centre for Literature and Writing School of Arts andCreative IndustriesMerchistonEdinburgh Napier University Craighouse Edinburgh EHlo 5DT Scotland Tel: or3r 455 6tz8 Email: l.dryden@napier.ac.uk Professor Emeritus Roderick WatsonEnglish StudiesSchool ofArts and HumanitiesUniversity of StirlingStirling FK9 4tA Scotland Tel: o1786 4675oo Email: r.b.watson@virgin.netContributions to volume tz are warmly invited and should besent to either ofthe editors listed above. The text should be submitted in MS WORD files in MHRA format. Al1 contribu-tions are subject to review by members of the Editorial Board.Published by The Centre for Scottish Studies University of Stirling @ The contributors zor4 ISSN: 1744-3857 Printed and bound in the UKby Antony Rowe Ltd. Chippenhan, wiltshire.  IV Editorial Board Professor Richard AmbrosiniUniversita'di Roma TreRomeProfessor Stephen Arata School of EnglishUniversity of VirginiaDr Hilary Beattie Department of psychiatryColumbia University Professor Oliver Buckt<_rn School of EnglishFlorida Atlantic UniversityDr Jenni Calder National Museum of ScotlandProfessor Linda Dryden School ofArts and Creative IndustriesEdinburgh Napier University Professor Richard Dury University of Bergamo (Consultant Editor) Professor Penny FieldingDepartment of EnglishUniversity of Edinburgh Journal of SteD enson StudiesProfessor Gordon HirschDepartment of EnglishUniversity of Minnesota Professor Katherine LinehanDepartment of EnglishOberlin College Ohio Professor Barry Menikoff Department of EnglishUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaProfessor Glenda.NorquayDepartment of English and Cultural History Liverpool John Moores University Professor Marshall WalkerDepartment of English The University of Waikato Professor Roderick Watson English Studies University of Stirling Journalofsteuensonstudies v Contents Editorial..... ........'.. 1 Caroline McCracken-Flesher The future is another country: restlessness andRobert Louis Stevenson................. ......'..'...........3 Alan Sandison Remembering forward ............... 17 Letitia Henville Ballad haunting: Stevenson's 'The Song of Rah6ro' ..........-...45 David Howard The Speak House........... .............7t Nathalie Ja6ck Kidnapping the historical novel in Stevenson's Kidnapped: an act ofliterary and political resistance.."'....'.87 Ashleigh Prosser 'His bachelor house': the unhomely home of thefin-de-sidcle's bourgeois bachelor in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde......... to5 Hilary J. Beattie Fanny Osbourne Stevenson's fiction: 'The Nixie' in context..... ..-........L27 Review........ ....'..'151 Contributors.................. ........ 153 Journal Notes........... '.........'..158  Journal of Steuenson Studies Editorial Subscription breakthrough: we are happy to report that subscriptions to lhe Journal of Steuenson Studies will now be much easier. A system has been set up for palment throughthe University of Stirling Online Shop and this will at lastallow direct payment by credit or debit card. The Online Shop (http://shop.stir.ac.uk) will require you to open a password- protected account to place your order and make a purchase: check'Product Catalogue / Schools and Divisions / School of Arts and Humanities'. This method will guarantee swift pay- ment and delivery, and we hope it will lead to more subscrip- tions from both individuals and institutions. Back numbers are also available by this method, at a reduced rate of f 1o.ooper volume including postage. Volumes are deemed to be backnumbers twelve months after first publication in October of the previous year. As always, the need for renewed and increased subscriptions remains pressing if we are to continue with hardcopy publication.Four ofthe essays in this issue of"ISS were first presented at the seventh biennial Stevenson conference held in JuIy zor3 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Our thanks go to the organisers Chris Danta and Roslyn Jolly for supporting the journal in this way, and of course for yet another successful international Stevenson event. The topic was Steuenson, Timeand History, and we are pleased to publish contributions on thistheme from Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Natalie Jadck, Alan Sandison and Hilary J. Beattie. If 'time' and 'history' were key topics for the Sydney conference(and we believe that a further collection of essays on the theme is to be published from the University of New South Wales) three ofthe essays selected for "ISS l1 seem to be fascinatingly engaged with questions of space and perception. Natalie Jaijck uses the map provided for Kidnapped to offer a theoretical disquisition on 1
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