Uncle Silas

Sheridan Le Fanu
horror
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 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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Release date: 1864
Genres: horror
Updated: August 21, 2021
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Haunted Lives
A Lost Name
The Wyvern Mystery
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The Rose and the Key
Chronicles of Golden Friars
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Willing to Die
In a Glass Darkly
The Watcher and Other Weird Stories
Madam Crowl's Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories
Best Ghost Stories of J. S. Le Fanu
The Vampire Lovers and Other Stories
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The Purcell Papers
Carmilla and 12 Other Classic Tales of Mystery
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Schalken the Painter and Others: Ghost Stories 1838-61
The Haunted Baronet and Others: Ghost Stories 1861-70
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