Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ten of the best priests in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best priests in literature.

One priest on the list:
Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Working as a teacher in Villette (Brussels), Lucy Snowe is revolted but fascinated by all the trappings of Catholicism. Père Silas, a clever, threatening local priest, rescues her when she collapses in the street, but when she resists his religious blandishments he begins plotting against her.
Read about the other priests on the list.

Villette also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best teachers in literature.

Also see Paul Murray's ten best list of fictional wicked priests.

--Marshal Zeringue