The Black Tulip

Dumas, Alexandre (Book - 200-? )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Black Tulip

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The tulip craze of 17th century Holland has a dark side! Cornelius van Baerle, a wealthy but naAve tulip grower, finds himself entangled in the deadly politics of his time. Cornelius' one desire is to grow the perfect black tulip. But, after his godfather is murdered, he finds himself in prison, facing a death sentence. His jailer's lovely daughter holds the key to his survival, and his chance to produce the precious black blossom. Yet he has one more enemy to contend with!
Authors: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
Uniform Title: Tulipe noire. English
Title: The black tulip
Publisher: Doylestown, PA : Wildside Press, [200-?]
Characteristics: 211 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1587156865
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUMAS
Subject Headings: Netherlands History 1648-1714 Fiction Tulip Mania, 1634-1637 Fiction Witt, Johan de, 1625-1672 Fiction
Genre/Form: Allegories
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Tulip Mania, 1634-1637
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Jan 02, 2011
  • bstudent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well told, well written. A grand tale of coruption, greed, envy...in all of us and maybe even our neighbors


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