Rappaccini's Daughter

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The old woman had now done what she could for the aspect of the chamber; and, commending the young man to the protection of the saints, took her departure.
Giovanni still found no better occupation than to look down into the garden beneath his window. From its appearance, he judged it to be one of those botanic gardens which were of earlier date in Padua than elsewhere in Italy or in the world. Or, not improbably, it might once have been the pleasure-place of an opulent family;...
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Overview

The old woman had now done what she could for the aspect of the chamber; and, commending the young man to the protection of the saints, took her departure.
Giovanni still found no better occupation than to look down into the garden beneath his window. From its appearance, he judged it to be one of those botanic gardens which were of earlier date in Padua than elsewhere in Italy or in the world. Or, not improbably, it might once have been the pleasure-place of an opulent family; for there was the ruin of a marble fountain in the centre, sculptured with rare art, but so wofully shattered that it was impossible to trace the original design from the chaos of remaining fragments. The water, however, continued to gush and sparkle into the sunbeams as cheerfully as ever. A little gurgling sound ascended to the young man's window, and made him feel as if the fountain were an immortal spirit that sung its song unceasingly and without heeding the vicissitudes around it, while one century imbodied it in marble and another scattered the perishable garniture on the soil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843910350
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Hesperus Classics
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,524,873
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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    Great book

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE AND A GREAT BOOK

    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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