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Uncle Silas - Victor Sage, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437461 (0140437460)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Uncle Silas / 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 whe...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
3.0 Uncle Silas
I must admit I do like a good Victorian Literature! It's just disappointing that Le Fanu doesn't have the same reputation as many other classic Victorian writer's.This story tells the tale of a young and Naive Maud Ruthyn, whose father's death leaves her under the care of the mysterious uncle of the...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
5.0 Uncle Silas
Fine gothic horror. Le Fanu promoted his novels as romances, in the tradition of Sir Walter Scott, but with Uncle Silas he created a sly and suspenseful gothic horror. The novel was originally published in three volumes, but it is tightly written - with every scene and every observation of the chara...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 Uncle Silas by Sheridan LeFanu
I have no idea who is supposed to be depicted in that cover image, but jesus h. christ on a popsicle stick is he (she?) ever frightening. Uncle Silas was a group read on my goodreads group, and qualifies as early gothic horror for purposes of R.I.P. It is an early example of a locked room mystery....
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
bookshelves: e-book, gothic, gutenberg-project, fradio, radio-4x, published-1864, mystery-thriller, victorian, boo-scary, play-dramatisation, classic Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Brazilliant Laura Read on January 15, 2013 available here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14851I say, that was fab! ...
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