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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rappaccini's Daughter

Starring: Kathleen Beller, and Kristopher Tabori

Set in 18th Century Italy, "Rappaccini's Daughter" is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni (Kristoffer Tabori) who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden.

However, the strange and unearthly beauty of Beatrice (Kathleen Beller) masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni must tragically discover. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the poisonous effect she begins to have on him, he unwittingly destroys her.

From the short story of master American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, two quintessential Hawthorne themes are explored: the sins of interfering with another's soul and the futility of trying to tamper with nature.

DVD Special Features

Author bio
Actor bios
About the American Short Story Collection
Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
Henry Fonda Intro
Printable Study Guide

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