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The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today.
Aug 28th 2014, 9:26 PM 7,242 8

UNCLE SILAS WRITER Sheridan Le Fanu is the subject of today’s Google Doodle.

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today. He lived in Chapelizod, Limerick and later Merrion Square before his death in 1873.

He studied law at Trinity College Dublin, but would become known for writing mystery and horror stories.

His 1864 novel Uncle Silas is considered his masterpiece, telling the story of a young girl’s discovery of a black sheep uncle whose past is shrouded in mystery.

His short story Carmilla, part of the 1872 collect A Glass Darkly, would influence Bram Stoker’s writing of Dracula.

Read: Today’s Google Doodle is a fun tribute to the creator of the Venn diagram

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