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Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

John Hunter Leicester square house model

English Literature

Suitable for

  • GCSE
  • A-Level

Area of study

  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – R L Stevenson

Learning outcomes

  • Study a 19th-century novel.
  • Develop skills to analyse how the language, form, structure and context of texts can create meanings and effects.
  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.
  • Develop comparison skills.
Colour drawing of two grave robbers stealing the corpse of a woman, with Death (in the form of a skeleton) watching over and holding their lantern. Beside them is an open red coffin.

Resurrection men

Hunter's house in Leicester square

Explore John Hunter's Leicester square house source of inspiration for the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his gothic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he based the house of the genial doctor-turned-fiend on the home of John Hunter. The choice was understandable, for Hunter was both widely acclaimed and greatly feared.