“Markheim” (1884)

Creators

Robert Louis Stevenson (writer).

Extent

Read in 2017.

Subject

Robbery.

Commentary

Equal parts Poe and Thérèse Raquin (1867). Stevenson really gets lost in his own prose here. It’s pretty, but his depiction of an extreme adrenaline surge and the shaky recovery from it are not realistic.

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