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Uncle Silas

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

In Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu's most celebrated novel, Maud Ruthyn, the young, naïve heroine, is plagued by her governess. Madame de la Rougierre, a liar, bully, and spy, takes her dark secret with her when she leaves the household again. 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.

Richard Bentley 1864

Translated into: Russian, Bulgarian

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