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The Black Tulip (Oxford World's Classics) (original 1850; edition 2008)
by Alexandre Dumas (père), David Coward (Editor), Franz Demmler (Translator)
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas (1850)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140448926, Paperback)Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. As Robin Buss explains in his informative introduction, Dumas infuses his story with elements from the history of the Dutch Republic (including two brutal murders) and Holland's seventeenth-century "tulipmania" phenomenon.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Apr 2011 06:42:39 -0400)
In the black tulip the hero is no musketeer, but a flower. The novel is set in Hollandin 1672 and weaves historical events surrounding the murder of John de Witt and his brother into a tale of romantic love. this new edition reprints the first, classic English translation.
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