The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas - PDF and EPUB eBook

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'To have discovered the black tulip, to have seen it for a moment...then to lose it, to lose it forever!' Cornelius...

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Details of The Black Tulip

Exact title of the book
The Black Tulip
Book author
Alexandre Dumas
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
246 pages
Language
English
Published
April 24th 2003 by Penguin Classics
File size (in PDF)
984 kB
The Black Tulip

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'To have discovered the black tulip, to have seen it for a moment...then to lose it, to lose it forever!' Cornelius von Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, and together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret.

Duma's last major historical novel is a tale of romantic love, jealousy and obsession, interweaving historical events surrounding the brutal murders of two Dutch statesman in 1672 with the phenomenon of tulipomania that gripped seventeenth-century Holland.