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Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas

  • Title: Uncle Silas
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  • ISBN : 9780140437461
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 477 pages


One of the most significant and intriguing Gothic novels of the Victorian period and is enjoyed today as a modern psychological thriller In UNCLE SILAS 1864 Le Fanu brought up to date Mrs Radcliffe s earlier tales of virtue imprisoned and menaced by unscrupulous schemers The narrator, Maud Ruthyn, is a 17 year old orphan left in the care of her fearful uncle, Silas To One of the most significant and intriguing Gothic novels of the Victorian period and is enjoyed today as a modern psychological thriller In UNCLE SILAS 1864 Le Fanu brought up to date Mrs Radcliffe s earlier tales of virtue imprisoned and menaced by unscrupulous schemers The narrator, Maud Ruthyn, is a 17 year old orphan left in the care of her fearful uncle, Silas Together with his boorish son and a sinister French governess, Silas plots to kill Maud and claim her fortune The novel established Le Fanu as a master of horror fiction


Author J Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels He was the leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.




Uncle Silas Reviews (31)

  • Uncle Silas isn t a great novel, but it does exactly what it sets out to do It is an effective novel of sensation in the tradition of The Woman in White, presenting us with a likable heroine in increasingly perilous situations, leading to a hair raising and extremely well executed cli [..]

  • I had such high expectations for this old classic that seemed almost impossible to get my hands on My idea of a cozy mystery is a Gothic Victorian Era mystery so when this finally became available to me I was thrilled to read it I loved the sound of the premise After the death of her father, a 17 ye [..]

  • 7 5 stars This bookThis is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES RIGHT HERE There was so much depth and darkness to this book, but it also had so much joy and it was funny I found my self laughing outloud tons of times Then again, this book is TERRIFYING I was so freaked out while I was reading it Along with [..]

  • Rating Clarification 3.5 StarsI m happy to report that Uncle Silas has made the cut of classic gothic literature that I ve read and even important enjoyed Although I ll never have the intellectual reading prowess to make a sustained diet of 19th century literature, I ve tried over the years [..]

  • Are Gothic novels respectable Let s talk about it Would this be a good time to sit backwards on my chair Fuck yes it would, Let s Get Real I recently read Anthony Trollope s landmark Serious Novel The Way We Live Now, from around the same time to 1875 to Silas s 1864 , so let s use that one to compa [..]

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