The black tulip
The tulip craze of seventeenth-century Holland has a dark side! Cornelius van Baerle, a wealthy but naive tulip grower, finds himself entangled in the deadly politics of his time. Cornelius's 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!
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|Grouping Title||black tulip|
|Grouping Author||dumas alexandre|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-22 22:53:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-23 00:02:33AM|
Fried, Jonathan, 1959-
|author||Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.|
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|detailed_location_catalog||East - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Alexandre Dumas's novels are notable for their suspense and excitement, their foul deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, and glorious victories. In The Black Tulip, the real hero is no musketeer but a flower. The novel, a deceptively simple story, is set in Holland in 1672 during the amazing tulipmania of the seventeenth century that brought wealth to some and ruin to many. The story 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 against tyranny and puts all his energies into creating a symbol of justice and tolerance: the fateful tulipa negra.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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Netherlands -- History -- 1648-1714 -- Fiction
Tulip Mania, 1634-1637 -- Fiction
Witt, Johan de, -- 1625-1672 -- Fiction
|title_display||The black tulip|
The Black Tulip
The black tulip / Alexandre Dumas ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Buss
The black tulip [electronic resource] / Alexandre Dumas
The black tulip [electronic resource] Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
|title_short||The black tulip|
Tulip Mania, 1634-1637
Witt, Johan de