Dora Krupić


Dora Krupić is a character from August Šenoa’s novel “The Goldsmith’s Gold”. Published in 1871, the book is considered to be Croatia’s first real historical novel.

Dora Krupić is a character from August Šenoa’s novel “The Goldsmith’s Gold”. Published in 1871, the book is considered to be Croatia’s first real historical novel. The plot centres on a 16thcentury love story involving a nobleman and a town girl called Dora, the kindly and beautiful daughter of a goldsmith. Tragically, Dora ends up being poisoned by an evil local barber, enraged by her refusal of his marriage proposal. A bronze sculpture by Ivo Kerdić was commissioned in her honour in 1929.

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