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- DescriptionMaud 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.
- Author BiographyDublin-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).
- Author(s)Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/12/2000
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight382 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Introduction byVictor Sage
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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