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The Black Tulip by [Dumas,  Alexandre]
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Published in 1850 and set against the turbulence of 17th-century Holland, this is a dramatic story of obsession, adventure, danger and romantic love. Its star is the black tulip, symbol of triumph over evil. Tulip fanatic Cornelius van Baerle is framed for treason by his jealous neighbour, but his sentence is commuted just as the executioner's axe is raised. In prison Rosa, the jailor's daughter, nurtures Cornelius's dream of producing the mythical bloom. A masterly narration re-creates the full magnificence of Dumas's theatre. --The Observer

Alexandre Dumas is known mostly for The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. His novel The Black Tulip deserves to be better known, and Naxos has done something about it. In an excellently real audiobook, we are taken to late seventeenth-century Holland. There, the conflict between the Dutch and France is one theme of the book, and the obsession with tulips is another. Treason, deceit, greed and love drive the story of The Black Tulip. Peter Joyce gives it a highly dramatic reading that makes listening to the story almost compulsive. --Alide Kohlhaas, Seniors Review

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of the literary lights of France during the Romantic Revolution, his complete works eventually filling over three hundred volumes. George Bernard Shaw described him as "one of the best storytellersa ]that ever lived." The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 692 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Start Classics (1 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZ55XP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #421,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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