Friday, May 2, 2008

** Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" (short story, fantasy)

A western adaptation of Indian folk tale of "vish kanya" ("poisonous girl"). Very well told, but with tragic ending.

Collected in.

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories" (collection). Download full text of collection.
  2. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF".

Fact sheet.

First published: United States Magazine & Democratic Review, December 1844.
Rating: A

Note: Why is this post so short?