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The black tulip

Author: Alexandre Dumas; Robin Buss
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
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"Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
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Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Black tulip.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003
(OCoLC)606978591
Named Person: Johan de Witt
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Dumas; Robin Buss
ISBN: 0140448926 9780140448924
OCLC Number: 51528417
Description: xxvi, [i], 246 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Tulipe noire.
Responsibility: Alexandre Dumas ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Buss.
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Set at the height of the "tulipomania" that gripped Holland in the 17th century, this is the story of Cornelius van Baerle, a humble grower whose sole desire is to grow the perfect specimen of the  Read more...

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