The Birth-Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” has an Edgar Allan Poe “Tell-Tale Heart” feel to it, with themes of desire, love, fascination and obsession. In “The Birth-Mark”, Aylmer, a scientist, has become sickened and disturbed by a small birthmark shaped like a tiny hand on the face of his wife, Georgiana. He believes she is perfection, but … Continue reading The Birth-Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Another installment in the soon-to-be plethora of science fiction short story pieces. If that did not entice you to the fullest, I don’t know what will. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” begins as Giovanni Gausconti arrives at the city of Padua, Italy and takes interested in a most beautiful and enchanting garden that lies just outside his … Continue reading Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne