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by Alexandre Dumas

Category: Action and Adventure
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1600961207
ISBN13: 978-1600961205
Language: English
Publisher: Waking Lion Press (August 17, 2006)
Pages: 262
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Yes, Alexandre Dumas was of African descent. He was actually one-quarter black

Yes, Alexandre Dumas was of African descent. He was actually one-quarter black. His paternal grandfather was Marquis Alexandre-Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman who fell in love with a slave named Marie-Cesette ( an Afro-Carribean creole of mixed African and French ancestry). He took her as a concubine and they had a mixed race son: Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.

The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas. The story begins with a historical event - the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary (roughly equivalent to a modern Prime Minister) Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis.

The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas, père. The story begins with a historical event-the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary (roughly equivalent to a modern Prime Minister) Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis, by a wild mob of their own d by many as one of the most painful episodes in Dutch history, described by Dumas with a dramatic intensity.

The Black Tulip book. Dumas had written the villainous characters of Gryphus, the jailer and Boxtel, the jealous rival tulip grower so well that my only regret was that they were not within my reach so that I could strangle them for all the pain they caused to Cornelius and Rosa. Although Cornelius is said to be the hero of the book, I felt there was a more active heroine at play in the character of Rosa.

Книга для чтения на английском языке уровня Beginner, адаптированное издание одноименного произведения одного из самых читаемых французских авторов в мире - Александра Дюма. Сюжет романа берет свое начало в Голландии в 1672 году. Молодой Корнелиус Ван Баерле нашел секрет выращивания черного тюльпана, и он скоро получит выигрыш, обещанныйпервому человеку, добившемуся черного цвета

Dumas successfully balances the romance of the protagonist’s love for both the heroine and his precious tulip, with a quest to prove his innocence and thwart the schemes of his rival tulip-fancier Boxtel.

Dumas successfully balances the romance of the protagonist’s love for both the heroine and his precious tulip, with a quest to prove his innocence and thwart the schemes of his rival tulip-fancier Boxtel. One fee. Stacks of books.

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The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands.

The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued – by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer.

LibriVox recording of The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas I've never experienced from book or movie the carrying of a thing so far beyond the range of what is needed to propel a fine adventure story.

LibriVox recording of The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas. Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan. The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. I've never experienced from book or movie the carrying of a thing so far beyond the range of what is needed to propel a fine adventure story forward, while making sure the bad thing that happens and just how very bad it was is clear and effective.

A story of romantic love in Holland during the Renaissance, this historical novel describes the murder of John de Witte and his brother Cornelius under the hands of tyrants. And the black tulip? A symbol of justice and the end of oppression.
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Hudora
Alexander Dumas takes on a totally unique subject as he writes about the creation of the black tulip. If you love flowers, you will want to read this book as Dumas describes some of the processes the hero uses to create a unique colored tulip. It is really a love story; love of the tulip and love between two people who seem unlikely to ever be able to get together. But, it is overwhelmingly a tale of incredible jealousy and to what extent one man will go to, to prevent his rival from winning the award for the black tulip. It's a fast read, and it's okay. It's not my favorite book, but it's a unique look at growing tulips in Holland.
Malaris
Since I was a child I've loved "The Three Musketeers" and its sequels, "Twenty Years After" and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne". They are among my favorite books of all, so I'm ever interested in a "new" book by Alexandre Dumas. "The Black Tulip" was one of those books of his I'd not read, nor even heard of until recently.

The story is set in The Netherlands during the time of William of Orange (1670s). It involves the civil unrest of the time, but is primarily concerned with Cornelius Van Baerle, who has no interest in politics and is devoted to his tulips (and his quest to create the first all-black blossom); Rosa, the plucky young woman who loves and helps him; and the scheming and wicked Isaac Boxtel, who labors to acquire the elusive black tulip for himself, stooping even to falsely imprison the naive Cornelius.

The story becomes surprisingly exciting, a true nail-biter even, and has the historical scenery, action, romance, and humor that draw me back to Dumas again and again. I don't love "The Black Tulip" like I do "The Three Musketeers" and its sequels, but I still find much to enjoy in it, and I plan to return to the book again in the years to come.
TheFresh
Who would have thought that a book, with a simple plot about two rivals trying racing to be the first to grow a black tulip, could be so unputdownable? There are no lords and ladies, no swashbuckling heros, no evil cardinals or Miladys -- nothing but a darn good yarn, and a very sweet love story.

Dumas is just brilliant (as always) and his dialogue (as always) is among the finest I've ever come across. A very quick, albeit enjoyable, read. Highly recommended.
Winail
I enjoyed this book primarily, I think, because of the author. He is a great story teller and I had recently read "The Black Count", a book about his father and I was really in the mood to read something by him at this time. I liked it.
Gindian
Since I was a child I've loved "The Three Musketeers" and its sequels, "Twenty Years After" and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne". They are among my favorite books of all, so I'm ever interested in a "new" book by Alexandre Dumas. "The Black Tulip" was one of those books of his I'd not read, nor even heard of until recently.

The story is set in The Netherlands during the time of William of Orange (1670s). It involves the civil unrest of the time, but is primarily concerned with Cornelius Van Baerle, who has no interest in politics and is devoted to his tulips (and his quest to create the first all-black blossom); Rosa, the plucky young woman who loves and helps him; and the scheming and wicked Isaac Boxtel, who labors to acquire the elusive black tulip for himself, stooping even to falsely imprison the naive Cornelius.

The story becomes surprisingly exciting, a true nail-biter even, and has the historical scenery, action, romance, and humor that draw me back to Dumas again and again. I don't love "The Black Tulip" like I do "The Three Musketeers" and its sequels, but I still find much to enjoy in it, and I plan to return to the book again in the years to come.
Jusari
An intriguing tale of betrayal offset by enduring love.The hero shows incredible endurance under unjust and cruel imprisonment. The story has an exciting and dramatic conclusion. It is much more than a manual about growing tulips. A gripping story very well told. I am surprised it is not more well known and read. I could not put it down.
Alister
Bought this book for husband. It arrived early and in great shape. He is thoroughly enjoying the book bc he is a Dumas fan (hence the 5 stars). Unfortunately, this particular paperback(new) is falling apart as he is reading it-still, it is a wonderful story and I don't regret my purchase.
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This book is a thing of beauty, perhaps the tulip itself is a simple microcosm of the book, to start off it appears to be nothing special, but in the hands of someone who is aware of its true worth it is as priceless as the world itself.
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