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Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

ByJ. S. LeFanu

Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery-thriller novel by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as an early example of thelocked room mystery subgenre. The novel is a first person narrative told from the point of view of the teenaged Maud Ruthyn, an heiress living with her sombre, reclusive father Austyn Ruthyn in their mansion at Knowl. She gradually becomes aware of the existence of Silas Ruthyn, a black sheep uncle whom she has never met, who was once an infamous rake and gambler but is now apparently a fervently reformed Christian. Silas's past holds a dark mystery, which she gradually learns from her father and from her worldly, cheerful cousin Lady Monica: the suspicious suicide of a man to whom Silas owed an enormous gambling debt, which took place within a locked, apparently impenetrable room in Silas's mansion at Bartram-Haugh.

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Publication Date
Jan 23, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304832252
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): J. S. LeFanu

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Format
EPUB

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