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by Alexandre Dumas
The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by 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 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.
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.
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
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. This is him (and he was pretty badass!!!)
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.
Alexandre Dumas sets his captivating tale in the 1670s, a generation after Holland was gripped by the economic madness of Tulip mania and shortly after the mob lynching of a pair of Dutch statesmen. His fictional treatment of these historic events forms a timeless political allegory in which the rare flower represents the triumph of justice, tolerance, and true love over greed, jealousy, and obsession. Best known as the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (1802–70) wrote travel books and children's stories as well as popular historical novels.
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.