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Black Tulip

Black Tulip - 08 edition

Black Tulip - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780199540464

ISBN10: 0199540462

Black Tulip by Dumas - ISBN 9780199540464
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2008
International: No
Black Tulip by Dumas - ISBN 9780199540464

ISBN13: 9780199540464

ISBN10: 0199540462

Edition: 08

Summary

Alexandre Dumas's novels are notable for their suspense and excitement, their foul deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, and glorious victories. In The Black Tulip (1850), the shortest of Dumas's most famous tales, the real hero is no Musketeer, but a flower. The novel - a deceptively simple story - isset in Holland in 1672, and weaves the historical events surrounding the brutal murder of John de Witte and his brother Cornelius into a tale of romantic love. The novel is also a timeless political allegory in which Dumas, drawing on the violence and crimes of history, makes his case againsttyranny and puts all his energies into creating a symbol of justice and tolerance: the fateful tulipa negra.This new edition reprints the first, classic English translation. David Coward sets the novel in the context of its author's life, the turbulent history of the Dutch Republic, and the amazing 'tulipmania' of the seventeenth century which brought wealth to some and ruin to many.

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