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Rappaccini's Daughter

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1: Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Mixbook by Nathaniel Jastrzemski July 2008

2: There is a hansome young man from Naples, Italy name Giovanni.

3: Giovanni's father wrote a letter to a friend so that Giovanni could travel a long way away to go to school.

4: In the city of Padua there is a great university. It has been there hundreds of years and even the great astronomer, Galileo, used to teach there.

5: While in Padua, Giovanni stayed in a very old manor, cared after by an old woman.

7: When old Lisabetta showed Giovanni to his room, he beheld the most amazing, beautiful garden outside his window.

8: In the garden, he saw the most wonderful flowers and plants he'd ever seen.

10: He watched the butterfly die, and thought it strange, but he then saw a scary old man.

11: Before he could speak to the old man, he saw the most amazing young lade he had ever seen.

12: She was more beautiful and lively than even the best of the flowers around her, but Giovanni felt something dangerous about her too. He felt he had to know more.

13: Giovanni went to his father's old friend, Baglioni, who had lived in Padua many years.

14: Baglioni told Giovanni that the girl, Beatrice, is the most beautiful in the city, but no man could have her. Her father, Rappaccini, is a brilliant but dangerous man.

15: He met the wonderful Beatrice, and saw that even her touch and breath were like poison. | Headstrong Giovanni did not listen, and went into the garden.

16: The two spent time together in the garden and fell in love.

17: When Giovanni discovered he too was now poisonous, he blamed Beatrice. Realizing how hateful Giovanni could be, she drank an antidote to her own poison and died. | While Baglioni laughed that Rappaccini's experiments finally failed.

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  • Title: Rappaccini's Daughter
  • Hawthorne's tale of love and loss in the Garden of Eden
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  • Published: over 10 years ago