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Alexandre Dumas, THE BLACK TULIP, from the Alexandre Dumas Collection by Alexandre Dumas, Alexandre Dumas The Black Tulip, Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

The story begins with a historical event — the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary (roughly equivalent to a modern Prime Minister) 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012341402
Publisher: Ryetown Classics
Publication date: 03/24/2011
Series: Alexandre Dumas Collection , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 770,977
File size: 409 KB

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas, père, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802 — 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."
Source: Wikipedia

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