A classic tale first published in December 1844. It is the story of a young student of medicine who suffers the consequences of ignoring the warning of his adviser and falls in love with the beautiful Beatrice, confined to a locked garden by her father. "Rappaccini's Daughter" has all the attributes of Hawthorne's fiction: allegory, symbolism, ambiguity and fantasy. Spell-binding!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Soireb - LibraryThing
To be honest, when I started reading the story I kept dozing off, to the point that I just had to put it aside and take a nap. Afterwards I picked it continue it. Although it is a bit predictable, it turns out to be entertaining and gripping towards end. Read full review
Review: Rappaccini's DaughterUser Review - Isaac Fuller - Goodreads
The concept, of manipulating Nature to tragic ends, was enjoyable. The execution was painful, however. His writing style is overly ornate; it either distracted from the story or obliged me to skip ... Read full review
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