Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh by 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 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: 9781542311694
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 - 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard.

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