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  • Published: 15 January 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140437461
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

Uncle Silas


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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 menacedby 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.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140437461
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

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