The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas - PDF and EPUB eBook
'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
- Number of pages
- 246 pages
- April 24th 2003 by Penguin Classics
- File size (in PDF)
- 984 kB
Some brief overview of book
'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.