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Black Tulip

Black Tulip - 03 edition

Black Tulip - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780140448924

ISBN10: 0140448926

Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas and Robin  Translator Buss - ISBN 9780140448924
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 2003
International: No
Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas and Robin  Translator Buss - ISBN 9780140448924

ISBN13: 9780140448924

ISBN10: 0140448926

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Love, jealousy, and a floral obsession combine to produce riveting drama in Alexandre Dumas's last major historical novel

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.