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
Rappaccini's DaughterUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Hardy's 1880 tale finds two longtime friends looking back on their lives, which, despite their similar backgrounds, couldn't be more different. One has been lucky in business but has a loveless ... Read full review