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The Romance of the Rose as a Possible Source for Hawthorne's “Rappaccini's Daughter”

The Romance of the Rose as a Possible Source for Hawthorne's “Rappaccini's Daughter” 48 E nglish L an g u a g e N otes THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE FO R H A W TH O RN E’S “RAPPACCINI’S D A U G H TER” “R a p p a c c in i’s D a u g h te r,” in its lo n g critical history, has elic­ ited seem ingly exhaustive studies o f possible sources fo r its set­ tin g a n d its u n u s u a l symbolic c o n fla tio n o f B eatrice R appaccini, th e epo n y m o u s h e r o in e o f th e tale, w ith th e p o iso n o u s flower­ in g s h ru b a t th e c e n te r o f h e r f a th e r ’s lush b u t sin ister g ard en . As Beverly Haviland, fo r instance, summarizes, “. . . n o t only D ante lurks b e h in d this tale: T h e G a rd http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

The Romance of the Rose as a Possible Source for Hawthorne's “Rappaccini's Daughter”

English Language Notes , Volume 39 (2) – Dec 1, 2001

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Copyright © 2001 Regents of the University of Colorado
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0013-8282
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2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-39.2.48
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48 E nglish L an g u a g e N otes THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE FO R H A W TH O RN E’S “RAPPACCINI’S D A U G H TER” “R a p p a c c in i’s D a u g h te r,” in its lo n g critical history, has elic­ ited seem ingly exhaustive studies o f possible sources fo r its set­ tin g a n d its u n u s u a l symbolic c o n fla tio n o f B eatrice R appaccini, th e epo n y m o u s h e r o in e o f th e tale, w ith th e p o iso n o u s flower­ in g s h ru b a t th e c e n te r o f h e r f a th e r ’s lush b u t sin ister g ard en . As Beverly Haviland, fo r instance, summarizes, “. . . n o t only D ante lurks b e h in d this tale: T h e G a rd

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Dec 1, 2001

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