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Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Rappaccini's Daughter (1844)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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I do enjoy this story. This particular version of it was hard to read at first; the notes mingle with summary mingle with story until it's hard to tell where the summary ends and the story begins. However, I enjoyed the re-read of the story even with the poor formatting choices.

Definitely a classic, and still easy enough to read (unlike some classics that haven't aged as well). ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | Feb 7, 2018 |
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. ( )
  Soireb | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Story set in 18th century Padua about a student who becomes romantically involved with the daughter of the man whose poisonous garden his room overlooks.

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