The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip

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by Alexandre Dumas
     
 

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The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas. The story begins with a historical event — the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis, by a wild mob of their own countrymen — considered by many as one of the most painful episodes in Dutch history, described by Dumas with a dramatic intensity.… See more details below

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The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas. The story begins with a historical event — the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis, by a wild mob of their own countrymen — considered by many as one of the most painful episodes in Dutch history, described by Dumas with a dramatic intensity. The main plot line, involving fictional characters, takes place in the following eighteen months; only gradually does the reader understand its connection with the killing of the de Witt brothers. The city of Haarlem, Netherlands has set a prize of 100,000 guilders to the person who can grow a black tulip, sparking competition between the country's best gardeners to win the money, honour and fame. The young and bourgeois Cornelius van Baerle has almost succeeded, but is suddenly thrown into the Loevestein prison. There he meets the prison guard's beautiful daughter Rosa, who will be his comfort and help, and at last his rescuer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105589348
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
254,961
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author


Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of the literary lights of France during the Romantic Revolution, his complete works eventually filling over three hundred volumes. George Bernard Shaw described him as ""one of the best storytellersa ]that ever lived."" The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.

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