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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    Uncle Silas
    Subtitle
    A Tale of Bartram-Haugh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Introduction by Victor Sage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140437461
    ISBN 10: 0140437460
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    DC22: 823/.8
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR4879.L7 U5 2000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dublin-born Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) established himself as a journalist and writer of fiction and became one of the best-selling authors of the 1860-80s. His sinister and supernatural tales are the precursors of the modern ghost story. Victor Sage teaches English at the University of East Anglia. A literary critic and short story writer, he has published critical books on Gothic literature, including Horror Fiction in the Protestant Tradition (Macmillan).