Nathaniel Hawthorne, best known for The Scarlet Letter, tells another obsessive tale of female purity and perfection in "The Birthmark".
In this short story, a scientist named Aylmer marries a beautiful woman, Georgiana. Once they settle into their life together, Aylmer becomes fixated on the small red blemish on Georgiana’s cheek. His obsession haunts his dreams and leads him to find a way to remove the birthmark in his laboratory.
Walter Covell’s rich voice and subtle characterizations are pitch-perfect for Hawthorne’s account of one man’s perilous quest for beauty.
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Over the road truck Driver listen to books to make the miles go by.
The language, the subject and the presentation all combined to create a flusher! none of the characters were the slight bit endearing or even entertaining.
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