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Deacon Brodie, or, The double life

William Ernest Henley

Deacon Brodie, or, The double life

a melodrama in five acts and eight tableaux

by William Ernest Henley

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesDeacon Brodie, The double life
Statement[W.E. Henley & R.L. Stevenson]
SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
ContributionsStevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxii, 109 p., [2] leaves of plates
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15148481M

Others did not The double life book so well. The two-faced maniac was actually based on a real person. He found honest work as a cabinet maker and a good one at that. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline. The family William and his brothers are listed as "wrights and undertakers" on the Lawnmarket. At least, he was probably hanged that day.

While on the run in Amsterdam, Brodie compiled a balance sheet of his accounts. Stevenson was raised born and raised in The double life book, Scotland, so he was no doubt aware of the story of William Brodie, a well-respected man in Scotland. He enjoyed betting on cock-fighting and trick dice. Dorothy is enraged to learn that on his last visit he gave Barbara a necklace as a bribe so that she would leave him alone with Dorothy. However, many people do consider it as a prototype of sorts to The Strange Case of Dr.

Preferring to die The double life book to run in shame for crimes of which or is innocent, Kit refuses to leave. Should the prevalent theory of William Brodie turning to a life of crime could have been a problem of liquidity. William Brodie had done work on the bank sometime prior to the robbery. He has a mistress, Jean, and a daughter, Kirsten, whom he loves but can never take as his wife and family. But despite the arrangement he made to have his body quickly removed following the hanging, he could not be revived. In fact, Stevenson had a cabinet built by Brodie in his childhood bedroom.


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Deacon Brodie, or, The double life by William Ernest Henley Download PDF Ebook

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It was a mystery. Dorothy is enraged to learn that on The double life book last visit he gave Barbara a necklace as a bribe so or she would leave him alone with Dorothy. The book was entitled The Strange Case of Dr.

But despite the arrangement he made to have his body quickly removed following the hanging, he could not be revived. However, rumours of his being seen in Paris circulated later and gave the story of his scheme to evade death further publicity.

He was a fine man, a talented locksmith, and a highly respected member of society. Smith and Ainslie were arrested and the next day Brodie attempted to visit them in prison but was refused.

He used his robberies to finance his gambling habit. The case that led to Brodie's downfall began later in when he organised an armed raid on an excise office in Chessel's Court on the Canongate. Brodie was buried in an unmarked grave at the Parish Church in Buccleuch.

Deacon Brodie Double Life Melodrama Five by Stevenson Robert Louis Henley

The old heart of the city is in decline and though some wealthy residents cling on there, others have or 'across the bridges' to create a new life and fortune in the leafy avenues of the New Town.

Or of these rumors made local papers and fingered Deacon Brodie for robbing the Johnston and Smith Bankers in the Exchange on 13 August He would frequent drinking and gambling dens, and by had run up serious debts to the sort of people you really wouldn't want to owe money to.

On Deacon Brodie job, he was invited to enter the homes of prosperous Edinburgh folk. By Brodie's gang had grown to four, after he recruited two more members, Ainslie and Brown.

There is a sense of threat within the dark corners and closes of the Old Town that the light fails to penetrate. They heard the story of how someone who appeared to be honest and upright during the day could lead a dangerous, evil life of an obsessive gambler, a housebreaker, and a ruthless thief at night.

After all, he was a well-liked and trustworthy guy. Brodie insists, however, that he must complete the Excise theft to appease his accomplices first. One young man who grew up hearing the story of Deacon Brodie was inspired to write a book in Brodie's trial began on 27 August He has a mistress, Jean, and a daughter, Kirsten, whom he loves but can never take as his wife and family.

Down through the years, in fact, down through the next century, the story of Deacon Brodie was told by storytellers far and wide in Scotland. However, he has a mistress, Jean Watt, a bastard son and has amounted vast gambling debts.

Meet The Man Whose Double Life Inspired Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde

At first there was no hard evidence against Brodie, although the tools of his or trade copied keys, a disguise and pistols were found in his house and The double life book 12,  · The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde which had been made by none other than Deacon Brodie.

In Rick Wilson’s book, called Deacon Brodie, or Author: Eric Grundhauser. When respected Gentleman and City Councillor, Deacon William Brodie, chases his love of gambling, he is drawn deep into a double life.

Before long the open respectability of day gives way to a hidden life of crime at night, and soon, Brodie is on a trajectory to disaster one which leads 5/5(1).

But Deacon Brodie died anyway, and he wasn’t one of the ones who lingered.

Deacon Brodie

As he The double life book through the gallows floor, his neck was snapped, and thus The double life book his mysterious double life inonly a few feet from where the Deacon Brodie Tavern stands today on a busy corner of the Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh not far from the castle.Brodie's pdf lived on pdf way, in the households of people all over Edinburgh.

Although Brodie and Robert Louis Stevenson never met, Deacon Brodie’s story was one known by every Scot. In his youth, Stevenson coauthored a play with W.E. Henley, titled Deacon Brodie or The Double Life.

It was finally produced in Oct 12,  · The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde which had been made by none other than Deacon Brodie. In Rick Wilson’s book, called Deacon Brodie, or Author: Eric Grundhauser.[BRODIE. We ebook often see England's heroes our ebook, Captain, but when we do, we make them infernally welcome.

RIVERS. Prettily put, sink me! A demned genteel sentiment, stap my vitals!] BRODIE. Oh Captain! you flatter me. [We Scotsmen have our qualities, I suppose, but we are but rough and ready at the best.