Uncle Silas (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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'The old woman opened the door, and the next moment I was in the presence of Uncle Silas.'

In Victorian Derbyshire, 17 year old orphan and heiress Maud Ruthyn is sent to live at the claustrophobic Bartram-Haugh house with her mysterious Uncle Silas. Silas has a reputation for gambling debts and past accusations of murder, but now lives as a reformed Christian. Sinister schemes and preternatural events unfold as Silas, his son, and a malevolent governess plot against Maud and her fortune.

Uncle Silas has been hailed by contemporaries and modern critics alike as one of the finest works of sensation fiction. With elements of tragic romance, horror, and psychological thriller, Uncle Silas shows Le Fanu at the height of his powers.

With an introduction from Claire Connolly, this edition places the novel in its broadest context and unpicks the layers of Celtic, Christian, and mystic influence behind Le Fanu's best known work.

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About the Author

Sheridan Le Fanu Claire Connolly is Professor of Modern English at University College Cork in Ireland. Her book A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829 (2011) won the Donald J. Murphy Prize, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies. With Marjorie Howes (Boston College), she is General Editor of Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-2020 (2020).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198864356
ISBN-10: 0198864353
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 12th, 2023
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics