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ISBN: 0192830791 / ISBN-13: 9780192830791

The Black Tulip


One of literature's first great political thrillers. A 17th century Dutch scientist grows a perfect black tulip--a feat which nobody has been able to ... Show synopsis

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  • The Black Tulip (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (1993)
    by Alexandre Dumas, David Coward (Editor), Franz Zemmler (Translator)

    The Black Tulip

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0192830791
    ISBN-13: 9780192830791

    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 - is set 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 ... Show more

  • 1. Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA, 1993


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