Reread from anthology “Sensational Tales of Terror Penny Dreadfuls”.
Not what I remember, and nothing like the myriad adaptions for stage and screen.
Very Victorian in language and gothic moodiness. Uses letters and diaries as a means to back into the story from different directions. I’ll admit I prefer the linear works of Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens; however, I love the language and turn of phrase of R.L. Stevenson, so I will continue to read his works (and reread…).