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KS3 English - Gothic Horror: Jekyll & Hyde

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Robert Louis Stevenson

 "Every man has a sane spot somewhere"  - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 13 November 1850. His father was Thomas Stevenson a lighthouse engineer, and his mother, the former Margaret Isabella Balfour.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Behind the locked door of Dr. Jekyll's laboratory lies a mystery his lawyer is determined to solve. Why does the doctor spend so much time in there? What is the connection between the respectable Dr.Jekyll and his visitor, the loathsome Mr. Hyde? why has Dr. Jekyll changed his will to Hyde's advantage? and who murdered Sir Davers Carew?

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Michael Caine as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Summary of the story: John Utterson, a respectable lawyer, is compelled to investigate the strange connection between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and a brooding dangerous stranger called Edward Hyde. To his dismay he finds Jekyll and Hyde have a mysterious contract between them, the details of which neither will reveal. As Utterson investigates further, he uncovers a truly horrifying story of deception.

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