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Uncle Silas

  • The most popular novel by Gothic mystery and thriller writer Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas is one of the first of the "locked room" mystery genre, and served as the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's The Firm of Girdlestone . Teenage heiress Maud Ruthyn lives in a mansion with her withdrawn father. She slowly finds out that a man named...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2006
  • “Uncle Silas” by Le Fanu is considered one of the greatest Gothic novels. The story is about a young girl, Maud Knollyes who is sent to live with her uncle Silas after her fathers’ death. Uncle Silas is a mysterious man who was once accused of murdering a man to whom he owed a debt. The novel has several unexpected twists and turns which...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Family secrets and sinister plots abound in this beautifully atmospheric Victorian gothic thriller from a celebrated Irish author. For Maud Ruthyn, life is lonely in a mansion with no family besides her melancholic father. But when Madame de la Rougierre is hired to be her governess, Maud finds herself in the clutches of a mysterious and malevolent...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2017
  • Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was born on August 28th, 1814, at 45 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, into a literary family with Huguenot, Irish and English roots. The children were tutored but, according to his brother William, the tutor taught them little if anything. Le Fanu was eager to learn and used his father's library to educate himself about...

    Publisher : Copyright Group
    published : 2016
  • Silas Rutvyn is something of a riddle. To some, including his niece, he is something of a ghost. There are, however, no simple answers. As Le Fanu gradually unfolds the layers of this story, we are irresistibly drawn into his world. From the writer of such works as Through a Glass Darkly, and The House by the Churchyard, this eerie and chilling tale...

    Publisher : The History Press
    published : 2011
  • Bates's famous loveable rogue, Uncle Silas, has a unique range of work to his name. For the first time, all of these stories are gathered together in one collection, allowing readers to experience Silas from multiple perspectives. Some tales offer sly, affectionate glimpses of the narrator's great-uncle Silas ? the rural oldster of the earthy, boozy,...

    Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    published : 2016
  • "Uncle Silas" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is a classic work of literature that can be enjoyed by all. Download "Uncle Silas" and enjoy another quality publication.

    Publisher : Publishing
    published : 2005
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