The deeds and misdeeds of Uncle Silas, the rural reprobate, were renowned in the short stories H E Bates published in the 1930s.In this collection the stories are presented in full, accompanied by the original drawings by Edward Ardizzone that perfectly capture the little reed-thatched house atop a violet-banked lane.Over the course of ninety-five years Uncle Silas found the time to do most things: He boasted of the villains he had knocked to kingdom come as he boasted of the women whose hearts he had truly captured. Crotchety, vainglorious, occasionally wicked, he maintained a devilish spark of audacity which made him so attractive to everyone he met.
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A new edition of the famous stories first published in magazines in the 1930sFrom the Back Cover:
This collection brings together the deeds and misdeeds of Uncle Silas, the rural reprobate H. E. Bates made so popular in the stories published in various magazines throughout the 1930's. Accompanied by the original drawings by Edward Ardizzone this edition captures perfectly the atmosphere of the thatched houses along the violet-banked country lanes.
Over the course of ninety-five years Uncle Silas had an extraordinary life. Occasionally irritable and vainglorious, but always charming, he maintained a devilish spark of audacity making him so attractive to everyone he met.
Now a new generation may delight in the exploits of Uncle Silas and savour this deliciously robust tale of rural England.
My Uncle Silas is a YTV Co-Production with Excelsior and WGBH/Boston
Executive Producers - DAVID REYNOLDS, RICHARD BATES, PHILIP BURLEY
Director - PHILIP SAVILLE
Producer - PETER NORRIS
Screenplays by ROBERT BANKS STEWART, PETER TINNISWOOD
My Uncle Silas stars
and Lynda Bellingham
and introduces Joe Prospero as Edward
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Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new ed edition. 189 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099421976
Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099421976