Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 5, 2012
Original scientific paper
In this paper, we analyse the character of the evil priest in relation to Gothic heritage in the novel. In the introductory part we try to define the notion of Gothic and we give a short outline on the development of the Gothic genre. The authors also analyse the survival of Gothic motifs and the way in which they were incorporated in the novel The Secret of a Bloody Bridge. In the end we focus on the motif of the evil
priest since it is quite common in Gothic fiction.
Gothic novel; Marija Jurić Zagorka; The Secret of a Bloody Bridge; evil priest