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Uncle Silas

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(4,397 Sterne; 68 Bewertungen)

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. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(18 hr 38 min)

Chapters

A Preliminary Word

4:01

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Austin Ruthyn, Of Knowl, And His Daughter

16:34

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Uncle Silas

11:40

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A New Face

12:05

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Madame De La Rougierre

8:38

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Sights And Noises

11:10

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A Walk In The Wood

12:07

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Church Scarsdale

11:43

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The Smoker

11:05

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Monica Knollys

12:44

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Lady Knollys Removes A Coverlet

12:02

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Lady Knollys Sees The Features

11:23

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A Curious Conversation

11:06

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Before And After Breakfast

13:24

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Angry Words

16:30

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A Warning

14:56

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Doctor Bryerly Looks In

15:27

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An Adventure

17:17

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A Midnight Visitor

19:33

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Au Revoir

17:19

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Austin Ruthyn Sets Out On His Journey

15:59

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Arrivals

18:53

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Somebody In The Room With The Coffin

15:00

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I Talk With Doctor Bryerly

15:44

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The Opening Of The Will

22:51

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I Hear From Uncle Silas

20:22

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The Story Of Uncle Silas

15:43

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More About Tom Charke’s Suicide

14:41

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I Am Persuaded

20:11

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How The Ambassador Fared

20:58

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On The Road

17:52

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Bartram-Haugh

23:32

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Uncle Silas

19:29

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The Windmill Wood

15:02

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Zamiel

20:08

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We Visit A Room In The Second Storey

15:49

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An Arrival At Dead Of Night

17:37

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Doctor Bryerly Emerges

17:50

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A Midnight Departure

17:56

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Cousin Monica And Uncle Silas Meet

20:06

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In Which I Make Another Cousin's Acquaintance

17:16

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My Cousin Dudley

16:54

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Elverston And Its People

22:54

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News At Bartram Gate

23:43

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A Friend Arises

24:09

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A Chapter-Full of Lovers

17:56

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The Rivals

18:27

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Doctor Bryerly Reappears

16:13

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Question and Answer

16:41

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An Apparition

20:13

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Milly's Farewell

20:43

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Sarah Matilda Comes To Light

20:02

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The Picture of a Wolf

20:56

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An Odd Proposal

21:31

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In Search Of Mr. Charke’s Skeleton

23:18

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The Foot of Hercules

16:45

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I Conspire

14:00

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The Letter

17:59

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Lady Knollys' Carriage

18:14

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A Sudden Departure

20:27

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The Journey

16:47

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Our Bed-Chamber

18:30

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A Well-Known Face Looks In

18:20

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Spiced Claret

18:31

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The Hour of Death

13:47

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In The Oak Parlour

5:24

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Conclusion

12:20

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Bewertungen

fascinating story

(4 Sterne)

genre book which reminded me of turn of the screw, but less pretentious. I really like this underrated victorian author. His female characters are great, & if it were a movie it would pass the Bechtel test in spades. Interesting laudanum addiction angle. reading is competent and well paced.

Some Ridiculous Characters

(3 Sterne)

The reader was excellent. The story wasn't very suspenseful nor mysterious. The girl was a whiny neurotic wuss! She didn't complain about her governess every time she should've. When she did complain she didn't mention important things like her finger being pulled back. The father wasn't as difficult to hear about but was also written about ridiculously at times. He didn't like his brother, didn't want him discussed with his daughter, yet wants to clear his name by making the decision he did. WTH? This stuff was hard to swallow & get through despite the story being written well.

nice reading but uninteresting

(5 Sterne)

Five starts for the reading! The story itself was a disappointment. It checks all the boxes of a victorian gothic yet there is no suspense and no mystery. You'll see everything coming from a mile away and all the events are sterched unnecessary long. The characters are flat and all behave as you would expect them to. Which makes it even more annoying that our clueless narrator can't figure any of them out. She is so helpless and naive (and whiny) that makes her unbelievable even for a victorian lady. She's supposed to be 18, why is she acting like a helpless child? Based on what I've read from him, I don't think Mr. Le Fanu had a high opinion of young women.... I wouldn't recommend this book, even with the great reading.

They say

(5 Sterne)

This author's art was influenced by the death of his teenage sister. He invented the "lesbian vimpire", a character who stays eternally young and is named after his real life sister. This is a classic gothic tale about a really screwed up family, told by a young heroine. Thank you for the excellent reading.

I liked it

(4 Sterne)

I really liked this book. It really kept my interest and I really wanted to finish it to figure out how it all came together. I am glad I read it and I will read more by this author. The reader did a fantastic job. I will read more by him.

amazing reader ok book

(3,5 Sterne)

The story is a little drawn out and tended to loose me at times. What kept me listening was the reader. He was amazing I would live to know who he is so I can hear me books he has hopefully recorded.

GREAT STORY!

(5 Sterne)

truly a fantastic and long mystery which is such a great find on LibriVox there are many great Mysteries but not as long as I like and this one has 65 chapters. the narrator is very good and I thoroughly enjoyed this book

(5 Sterne)

Excellent story! I couldn't help thinking that Madge is a very silly & weal woman, though, which wasn't helped by the whiney voice the reader gave her. But the reding is otherwise all one could wish, & the story suffered little from Madge's weakness.