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Uncle Silas
     

Uncle Silas

by Kathryn White (Introduction), Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
 
In Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu's most celebrated novel, Maud Ruthyn, the young, naïve heroine, is plagued by Madame de la Rougierre from the moment the enigmatic older woman is hired as her governess. A liar, bully, and spy, when Madame leaves the house, she takes her dark secret with her. But when Maud is orphaned, she is sent to live with her Uncle

Overview

In Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu's most celebrated novel, Maud Ruthyn, the young, naïve heroine, is plagued by Madame de la Rougierre from the moment the enigmatic older woman is hired as her governess. A liar, bully, and spy, when Madame leaves the house, she takes her dark secret with her. But when Maud is orphaned, she is sent to live with her Uncle Silas, her father's mysterious brother and a man with a scandalous-even murderous-past. And, once again, she encounters Madame, whose sinister role in Maud's destiny becomes all too clear.

With its subversion of reality and illusion, and its exploration of fear through the use of mystery and the supernatural, Uncle Silas shuns the conventions of traditional horror and delivers a chilling psychological thriller.

Author Biography: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was born in Dublin, the great-nephew of playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. His novels and many short stories were precursors to modern occult tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840221718
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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