Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas

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Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery/thriller novel by the Anglo-Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as one of the earliest examples of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of the supernatural (despite a few creepily ambiguous touches), but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of Swedenborg.

Like many of Le Fanu's novels, it grew out of an earlier short story, "A Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess"… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1864

Word count: 162,291 words (≈ about 11 hours)

Source: http://gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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