Uncle Silas : A Tale of Bartram-Haugh, Paperback

Uncle Silas : A Tale of Bartram-Haugh Paperback



This is 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780140437461



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