Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan. Uncle Silas

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan. Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram Haugh.

London: Richard Bentley, 1865.

Second edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in black half calf with extra gilt and red title labels. Hinge repair to volume I. Bindings strong and handsome, minor edgewear. Page edges speckled red. Internally clean and fresh. Half titles to volumes II and III. A lovely set of a scarce edition, published the year after the first. Little needs to be said about Le Fanu other than that he was amazing, a ferociously deft writer with a perfectly balanced sense of atmosphere and nuance. Arguably the inventor of the psychological thriller, fight me. This novel was described as “The finest Victorian mystery novel” by none other than Everett Bleiler, who is widely accepted as having known a thing or two. Very scarce.

[Ref: 961] £4,750


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