Rappaccini's Daughter

Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1944. Original story script for an unproduced film, Nathaniel Hawthorne's unedited 1844 short story, here reproduced by Vanguard Films, dated August 8, 1944.

Hawthorne's short story was first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. It has been adapted into two plays and several operas, as well as a section of the 1963 horror anthology film "Twice-Told Tales," directed by Sidney Salkow, and starring Vincent Price and Sebastian Cabot.

A researcher's daughter, having been raised to tend to his garden of poisonous plants, becomes resistant to the poisons, but becomes poisonous herself to others, including a young suitor.

Set in Padua, Italy.

Blue titled wrappers, dated August 8, 1944, with credits for author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Title page integral with first page, with credits for author Nathaniel Hawthorne. 39 leaves, with last page of text numbered 39. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three small metal brads.

[Book #151740]

Price: $25.00