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Rappaccini's Daughter
     

Rappaccini's Daughter

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
 

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"Rappaccini's Daughter" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, and later in the 1846 collection Mosses from an Old Manse. It is about Giacomo Rappaccini, a medical researcher in medieval Padua who grows a garden of poisonous plants. He brings up his daughter to tend the

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"Rappaccini's Daughter" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, and later in the 1846 collection Mosses from an Old Manse. It is about Giacomo Rappaccini, a medical researcher in medieval Padua who grows a garden of poisonous plants. He brings up his daughter to tend the plants, and she becomes resistant to the poisons, but in the process she herself becomes poisonous to others. The traditional story of a poisonous maiden has been traced back to India, and Hawthorne's version has been adopted in contemporary works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895987563
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Tale Blazers: American Literature Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

One of the greatest authors in American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a novelist and short story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s best-known books include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, works marked by a psychological depth and moral insight seldom equaled by other writers.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 4, 1804
Date of Death:
May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:
Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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Rappaccini's Daughter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!
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LITTLEANGEL9312 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK KINDA IS LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET. THE TWO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE TOGETHER CANT BECAUSE BEATRICE IS BASICALLY MADE OF POISON. ITS WAS A GREAT BOOK AND ANYONE WHO LIKED ROMEO AND JULIET WOULD LIKE THIS ONE.
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