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De zwarte tulp een angstig en verdwaasd volk beloont een groot staatsman Johan de Witt wordt door het Haags gepeupel vermoord Cornelis de Witt, met wie hij in ballingschap dacht te gaan, treft hetzelfde lot De gebroeders laten een explosieve erfenis na de briefwisseling van Johan met de Franse markies De Louvois, gevoerd in het belang van het land, wat evenwel door de verhitte gemoederen in die dagen kwalijk begrepen zou zijnDeze erfenis is door Cornelis de Witt toevertrouwd aan zijn pleegzoon Van Baerle, een wereldvreemde plantkundige die in zijn Dordtse tuin tulpen kweekt en onkundig is van de inhoud van het verzegelde pakje met brieven Twee emoties wachten Van Baerle hij weet de bol te kweken voor de zwarte tulp, waarvoor het Plantkundig Genootschap te Haarlem een aanzienlijke geldprijs heeft uitgeloofd hij wordt ook van hoogverraad verdacht op grond van de in zijn bezit aangetroffen briefwisseling Van Baerle wordt gearresteerd en ter dood veroordeeld de prins van Oranje verandert zijn straf in levenslange opsluiting in slot LoevesteinIn deze sinistere omgeving komt de zwarte tulp tot bloei, mede dank zij de zorgen van Rosa, de charmante dochter van de een boosaardige cipier De tulp wordt gestolen eer Rosa haar aan de president van het Plantkundig Genootschap heeft kunnen tonen Met lege handen reist zij naar de bloemenstad, waar inderdaad de onbekende dief zich al met de tulp heeft gemeldDe slag is hard, maar de expositie van de tulp brengt enkele dagen later een ommekeer teweeg De dief wordt ontmaskerd, de kweker van de vorstelijke bloem ontvangt de prijs waar hij recht op heeft en tevens wordt hem daar zijn onschuld inmiddels is gebleken de straf kwijtgescholdenAls vrij man vraagt hij Rosa ten huwelijk, die hem, al heeft zij haar jaloezie op de zwarte tulp nauwelijks overwonnen, niet weigert ❮Reading❯ ➵ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas ➭ Author Paul W. Zitzewitz – 9facts.co.uk met wie hij in ballingschap dacht te gaan ❮Read❯ ➵ The Beautiful Disruption ➸ Author G.G. Renee Hill – 9facts.co.uk treft hetzelfde lot De gebroeders laten een explosieve erfenis na de briefwisseling van Johan met de Franse markies De Louvois ➶ [Read] ➲ Games Rednecks Play By Jeff Foxworthy ➾ – 9facts.co.uk gevoerd in het belang van het land [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Magic Cottage Author James Herbert – 9facts.co.uk wat evenwel door de verhitte gemoederen in die dagen kwalijk begrepen zou zijnDeze erfenis is door Cornelis de Witt toevertrouwd aan zijn pleegzoon Van Baerle ➽ [Lireing] ➿ Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) 1, Sandi Metz, eBook - Amazon.com Par Sandi Metz ➲ – 9facts.co.uk een wereldvreemde plantkundige die in zijn Dordtse tuin tulpen kweekt en onkundig is van de inhoud van het verzegelde pakje met brieven Twee emoties wachten Van Baerle hij weet de bol te kweken voor de zwarte tulp [Epub] ➚ Eski Yunanca - Türkçe Sözlük Author Güler Çelgin – 9facts.co.uk waarvoor het Plantkundig Genootschap te Haarlem een aanzienlijke geldprijs heeft uitgeloofd hij wordt ook van hoogverraad verdacht op grond van de in zijn bezit aangetroffen briefwisseling Van Baerle wordt gearresteerd en ter dood veroordeeld de prins van Oranje verandert zijn straf in levenslange opsluiting in slot LoevesteinIn deze sinistere omgeving komt de zwarte tulp tot bloei ✅ Dont Leave Me Alone pdf ✈ Author GG – 9facts.co.uk mede dank zij de zorgen van Rosa ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ I Won a Spaceship By Harrison Park ➦ – 9facts.co.uk de charmante dochter van de een boosaardige cipier De tulp wordt gestolen eer Rosa haar aan de president van het Plantkundig Genootschap heeft kunnen tonen Met lege handen reist zij naar de bloemenstad ➻ [Reading] ➽ The Black Mask Boys By William F. Nolan ➰ – 9facts.co.uk waar inderdaad de onbekende dief zich al met de tulp heeft gemeldDe slag is hard [KINDLE] ❁ Born to Ride (Sons of Chaos MC, ❅ Eva Grace – 9facts.co.uk maar de expositie van de tulp brengt enkele dagen later een ommekeer teweeg De dief wordt ontmaskerd [Download] ➺ Evangelical Hermeneutics And The New Testament Use Of The Old Testament By Rynold D Dean – 9facts.co.uk de kweker van de vorstelijke bloem ontvangt de prijs waar hij recht op heeft en tevens wordt hem daar zijn onschuld inmiddels is gebleken de straf kwijtgescholdenAls vrij man vraagt hij Rosa ten huwelijk ➟ [Epub] ❤ May and Amy By Josceline Dimbleby ➩ – 9facts.co.uk die hem ❰Download❯ ➾ The Tale of Miss Berta London Author Jihan Latimer – 9facts.co.uk al heeft zij haar jaloezie op de zwarte tulp nauwelijks overwonnen ➳ [Reading] ➶ personality development By rajiv k mishra ➩ – 9facts.co.uk niet weigert


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  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Contempt for flowers is an offence against God The lovelier the flower, the greater the offence in despising it The tulip is the loveliest of all flowers So whoever despised the tulip offends God immeasurably In 1672 two brothers Cornelius and Johan de Witt Grand Pensionary prime minister of Holland were charged with treason and sentenced to exile Cornelis had been tortured with the hope that he would confess to plotting with the French king He did not.He had corresponded with the Frenc Contempt for flowers is an offence against God The lovelier the flower, the greater the offence in despising it The tulip is the loveliest of all flowers So whoever despised the tulip offends God immeasurably In 1672 two brothers Cornelius and Johan de Witt Grand Pensionary prime minister of Holland were charged with treason and sentenced to exile Cornelis had been tortured with the hope that he would confess to plotting with the French king He did not.He had corresponded with the French King, but those letters had been safely deposited with his godson Cornelius van Baerle This evidence, if obtained, would have insured a frog march to the executioner and a swift separation of their heads from their bodies If only they had been so lucky The mob, you know those people that we buy our fruit, our clothes, our meat from, who build our cabinetry, customize our clogs, and bake our bread, were unhappy with the verdict of exile They wantedblood With a bit of sinister machination by a rather villainous depiction of William of Orange the mob gets their chance at the very moment the brothers are attempting to comply with their sentencing The Mob Image from the Folio Society editionAnd everyone wanted to strike a blow with a hammer, a sword or a knife, everyone wanted to have his drop of blood and tear off his scrap of clothing.When the two bodies were thoroughly beaten, thoroughly dismembered, and thoroughly stripped, the mob dragged them naked and bleeding, to an improvised gibbet, where amateur executioners hung them up by the feet Meanwhile our hero, Cornelius van Baerle, continues to pursue what he loves best, growing tulips He has a genius for it He grafts, mulches, and cultivates his bulbs with the same precision as a master violinist moves his bow across the strings The science of tulips is his to command When the tulip society offers a 100,000 guilder reward for the first gardener to create an unblemished black tulip Cornelius is elated not for a chance to win the money, but for the challenge of creating the perfect black tulip Little does Cornelius know, but he has a nemesis, one too close for comfort In fact Mynheer Isaac Boxtel lives right next door He was once a well respected gardener, but since his rich neighbor van Baerle decided to take up the challenge of raising tulips his own gardens have been neglected He has no time to garden for all of his spare moments are spent with a telescope to his eye watching every movement of his illustrious neighbor He gnashes his teeth and pulls his hair with every breakthrough that Cornelius achieves with each new specimen of tulip excellence Boxtel enraged Image from the Folio Society editionHow many times, in the midst of these torments which no words can convey had Boxtel not been tempted to leap into the garden by night and ravage the plants, devouring the bulbs with his teeth and even sacrificing the owner himself to his fury if the man should dare to defend his tulips But to kill a tulip, in the eyes of a true gardener, is such a ghastly crime while to kill a man well, perhaps Yet thanks to the progress that van Baerle was making daily in an art that he seemed to be acquiring by instinct, Boxtel was driven to such a paroxysm of rage that he considered throwing sticks and stones into his neighbour s tulip beds Boxtel becomes the source of much misery for van Baerle for that telescope revealed muchthan secrets about tulips Cornelius is arrested and evades a similar fate as his uncles when a last second sword in the air ready to descend reprieve arrives His sentence is commuted to life imprisonment When he was arrested he had time only to grab three offsets of a bulb that he believes will produce the perfect black tulip As unlikely as it seems, given the dank, despairing environment of prison, he meets an angel in the form of Rosa the daughter of the brutish jailer Gryphus She becomes his confidant, his reason to continue living, and the protector of his greatest creation Rosa and yes that is Boxtel lurking in the shadows Image from the Folio Society editionAs the rail of the staircase creaked under the prisoner s heavy hand, the girl half opened the small door of a room which she inhabited in the very wall of the staircase Holding a lamp in her right hand, she at the same time lit up her delightful pink face, framed in splendid locks of thick blonde hair, while with her left hand she drew her white nightdress across her breast.It was love at first sight If Boxtel hadn t in a fit of jealous, depraved behavior perpetrated a plan to destroy his enemy, Cornelius would have never met the love of his life Sigh Sometimes one has suffered enough to have the right to never say I am too happy Now the plot revolves around the fate of three tulip offsets and Boxtel s nefarious attempts to steal them Rosa is thrust into the maelstrom of tulip craziness not seen since the crash of the tulip market back in 1637 She loves Cornelius, but can not be certain if his love for her eclipses his love for his tulips I would love to tell you , but I don t want to take any chances of imperiling the enjoyment of discovery each of you will experience when you follow this plot to it s frenzied conclusion One danger you will not be able to avoid is the sudden desire to obtain and plant the most dazzling display of tulips that can be concocted from the twisted minds of those brilliant Dutch gardeners Enjoy If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a 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  2. Piyangie Piyangie says:

    This is a brilliant piece of work by Alexander Dumas The story holds many themes love, courage, honesty and jealousy and Dumas has woven all these themes in to one of the history s most beautifully said stories The story mainly revolves around Dr Cornelius Van Baerle, a tulip grower who has been wrongly imprisoned, and his journey of sheer courage to see his dream for the production of a black Tulip become a reality His dream was aided by Rosa Gryphus, the jailer s daughter who becomes the This is a brilliant piece of work by Alexander Dumas The story holds many themes love, courage, honesty and jealousy and Dumas has woven all these themes in to one of the history s most beautifully said stories The story mainly revolves around Dr Cornelius Van Baerle, a tulip grower who has been wrongly imprisoned, and his journey of sheer courage to see his dream for the production of a black Tulip become a reality His dream was aided by Rosa Gryphus, the jailer s daughter who becomes the love of his life I loved both the male and female lead characters They somehow left an everlasting impression on me by their courage to face hardships and cruelty, their love and devotion to each other, and their honesty even to the extent of incriminating themselves I can without a doubt say they will be yet another addition to my favorite character couples in classics 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 aactive heroine at play in the character of Rosa Her strong love for Cornelius drives her through all obstacles with a courage and strength of that of steel, never yielding and finally ensuring justice is done to him The start was tight with first few chapters touching on a bit of gruesome history but once past that, it was extremely interesting I loved every moment of the read Having read so many different books, it takes such a book to shake my composure, but this one certainly did I really did not want it to end and quite sad that it finally ended


  3. Nicole Shelby Nicole Shelby says:

    I have read this several times I love the complexity of it, as well as it s simplicity If you are into love stories this has a great one of loyalty, devotion, and self sacrifice If you are into studies of human nature here too It explores mob mentality, politics, truth as it relates to justice, aspirations of power and the willingness to achieve that end regardless of the cost to others And, underlying everything, the complete destructive capacity of jealousy The danger of covetousne I have read this several times I love the complexity of it, as well as it s simplicity If you are into love stories this has a great one of loyalty, devotion, and self sacrifice If you are into studies of human nature here too It explores mob mentality, politics, truth as it relates to justice, aspirations of power and the willingness to achieve that end regardless of the cost to others And, underlying everything, the complete destructive capacity of jealousy The danger of covetousness All intertwined with history.This is a little known book, hidden on the shelves behind The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo Forget those for now, and read this one I ll bet that you won t regret it


  4. Sara Sara says:

    3.5 rounded up.Nothing makes me feel like a youngster again quite like reading Dumas He is a consummate storyteller and when you are reading the story is everything, you are immersed in it, you are suffering the confinement and the injustice and the suspense The romance is necessary, but not terribly realistic, but then Dumas strength is action and it is his male characters who seize and keep your interest Nobody watched Errol Flynn movies to see the fainting heroineshe was his prop.This 3.5 rounded up.Nothing makes me feel like a youngster again quite like reading Dumas He is a consummate storyteller and when you are reading the story is everything, you are immersed in it, you are suffering the confinement and the injustice and the suspense The romance is necessary, but not terribly realistic, but then Dumas strength is action and it is his male characters who seize and keep your interest Nobody watched Errol Flynn movies to see the fainting heroineshe was his prop.This degree of fervor over a tulip might seem extreme, but it is, in fact, based on the history of the time Holland had tulip fever that amounted to a mania Dumas certainly put this to good use in his plot development and the creation of the fanatic, Boxtel A fun read for me and just right for reading between tasks at this time of year


  5. Gabrielle Dubois Gabrielle Dubois says:

    What I like with Alexandre Dumas is that he s easy to read, despite the facts that he s clever, he always made historical researches or had them done by Auguste Maquet for his historical novels or plays and had a good knowledge of men hearts, minds and behaviours The only thing that he misses is the knowledge of women Most of the time, and wouldn t say all the time, because I like Alexandre Dumas mostly, his female characters are secondary and only cute and kind But, I don t mind, I m a w What I like with Alexandre Dumas is that he s easy to read, despite the facts that he s clever, he always made historical researches or had them done by Auguste Maquet for his historical novels or plays and had a good knowledge of men hearts, minds and behaviours The only thing that he misses is the knowledge of women Most of the time, and wouldn t say all the time, because I like Alexandre Dumas mostly, his female characters are secondary and only cute and kind But, I don t mind, I m a weak reader in front of a great storyteller So it s the first time I read The Black Tulip.Interesting era in the background of the story, a hero who s only a tulip fancier, political intrigues, murders, jealousy, and love The Black Tulip is deliciously rocambolesque sorry, this word doesn t seem to exist in English, it means fantastic, incredible, awesome , it s adventure, love, a story for the pleasure of stories, it s Dumas Add to this passages which shows the great writer like Dumas, in a simple writing, explains us the progression of the thought of a jealous man It s perfectly thought and shown by Dumas in chapter six starting with this sentenceFrom that moment Boxtel s interest in tulips was no longer a stimulus to his exertions, but a deadening anxiety Henceforth all his thoughts ran only upon the injury which his neighbour would cause him, and thus his favourite occupation was changed into a constant source of misery to him But, what I liked also in The black Tulip was to recognize Dumas thoughts and personal life like He s a man in a hurry who doesn t have time to dwell on details and descriptions, example in chapter 6It might perhaps be interesting to explain to the gentle reader the beautiful chain of theories which go to prove that the tulip borrows its colors from the elements perhaps we should give him pleasure if we were to maintain and establish that nothing is impossible for a florist who avails himself with judgment and discretion and patience of the sun s heat, the clear water, the juices of the earth, and the cool breezes But this is not a treatise upon tulips in general it is the story of one particular tulip which we have undertaken to write, and to that we limit ourselves, however alluring the subject which is so closely allied to ours In a word, if you want to knowabout tulips, do it by yourself, reader This makes me smile I can also recognize Dumas in the great worker who s Cornelius Dumas travelled, had mistresses, gave parties, but he always worked a lot He wrote his first play, Christine, as he already had a job as a secretary for the Duc d Orl ans to earn money for him and his mother, then, once he could live with his writings, he woke up early and organized his days around his work which was enormous.I also recognize Dumas the hunterSometimes, whilst covering Van Baerle with his telescope, he deluded himself into a belief that he was levelling a never failing musket at him and then he would seek with his finger for the trigger to fire the shot which was to have killed his neighbour On chapter 7, here is Dumas the generous, the man who gave without counting, and here are some examples taken from his life One day, Dumas invited friends for dinner One of them, a famous writer, Emile Bergerat, doesn t know one of the guests and discreetly asks to Dumas son Who s that man Dumas son answers I don t know, one of my father s friends Ask him That s what Emile does, and Alexandre Dumas answers I don t know, one of my son s friends, maybe, ask him Another example, one day, as Dumas was in Florence, Italy, a German Priest knocked at his door and said You don t know me I m just a simple Priest My dream is to visit Roma I ve come all this way from Germany, thought I had spared enough money, but now I m broke and I can t reach Roma Could you please lend me some money for my trip there and back to Germany And Alexandre Dumas gave himthat what he needed, pleased to help this man he didn t know.And on chapter 11, how brillant is the judges deliberation And how, once again, in their conclusion, I find Alexandre Dumas and the little regard he has for the little chiefs those who are incapable of taking a decision by themselves, who always refer to a superior and hide behind orders, timidly Dumas suffered, while working in the administration of the Duke of Orleans, several small chiefs and he doesn t hold them in great esteem, just as he doesn t hold in great estime the judges in this chapter 11.And how I like Dumas humour A little example in the last sentence of chapter 13in addition to having his clothes torn, his back bruised, and his hands scratched, he inflicted upon himself the further punishment of tearing out his hair by handfuls, as an offering to that goddess of envy who, as mythology teaches us, wears a head dress of serpents And from chapter 16, Dumas plays with his characters Rosa and Cornelius to amuse us, readers, and it s a pleasure Some says it s easy romance I answer, yes, maybe But who doesn t need a bit of love as light as a flower petal in his life And think about that Dumas wrote this novel when he was maybe 46 or 48 Isn t it enviable to be able, when you have lived as much as the author to be as starry eyed as a teenager, to allow yourself, although you re a giant, to be romantic and young I think it is and I think it s the secret of the eternal youth Ah, Dumas, if I had been told that I would enjoy watching a flower grow, I wouldn t have believed it There is so much in your simple tulip love, suspense, jealousy, intrigue.And Rosa I apologize for having first thought she would be insignificant It s a beautiful woman character, who has great qualities intelligence, psychology, finesse, strength She leads the adventure as she leads Cornelius This poor Cornelius is prisoner for so many weeks Alone at night in his cell, alone in his littel bed, he thinks of Rosaunder Rosa s eyes, is the mysterious flower, which lives, which expands, which opens, perhaps Rosa holds in this moment the stem of the tulip between her delicate fingers Touch it gently, Rosa Perhaps she touches with her lips its expanding chalice Touch it cautiously, Rosa, your lips are burning Yes, perhaps at this moment the two objects of my dearest love caress each other under the eye of Heaven Oh, Dumas, naughty boy Readers, don t tell me there aren t two degrees of reading Poor Cornelius who has such tragi comic thoughts in chapter 28, it s so funBut suppose I should waste ten years of my life in making a file to file off my bars, or in braiding cords to let myself down from the window, or in sticking wings on my shoulders to fly, like D dalus But luck is against me now The file would get dull, the rope would break, or my wings would melt in the sun I should surely kill myself, I should be picked up maimed and crippled I should be labelled, and put on exhibition in the museum at the Hague between the blood stained doublet of William the Taciturn and the female walrus captured at Stavesen, and the only result of my enterprise will have been to procure me a place among the curiosities of Holland This novel, which may seem light, also has its well thought out sentencesHe was one of those choice spirits who abhor everything that is common, and who often lose a good chance through not taking the way of the vulgar, that high road of mediocrity which leads to everything And throughout the book, Dumas accompanies us, with his false modesty of good giant who has nothingto prove, as in this sentence, for exampleThis scene which we have tried with poor success, no doubt to present to the eyes of the reader Doesn t he mean Please, reader, tell me I m the best And I find it delicious to hear the voice of Dumas two centuries apart And I tell him Dear master, come and speak to my ear again and again


  6. Donna Donna says:

    Alexandre Dumas was best known for his historical novels of adventure and romance which blended fact and fiction with real and imagined characters The Black Tulip wasn t as popular among his critics as his better known works such as The Count of Monte Cristo, but his readers were happy with it when it was first published back in 1850 My book club chose to read it for February, to discuss a classic with some romance, in honor of Valentines Day And it was a good choice for an entertaining read Alexandre Dumas was best known for his historical novels of adventure and romance which blended fact and fiction with real and imagined characters The Black Tulip wasn t as popular among his critics as his better known works such as The Count of Monte Cristo, but his readers were happy with it when it was first published back in 1850 My book club chose to read it for February, to discuss a classic with some romance, in honor of Valentines Day And it was a good choice for an entertaining read that was also informative This was a story of passion and obsession, love and hatred, fidelity and duplicity, regret and redemption And it all began with the political atmosphere of that time in Holland during 1672, when Cornelius de Witt, accused of treason and sent into exile, was brutally assassinated along with his brother, an event which truly occurred under unthinkable circumstances Against this historical backdrop of political unrest, flowers the fictional story in this book of de Witt s godson, Cornelius Van Baerle, as told by an omniscient narrator who at times addressees the reader with quips and asides Cornelius Van Baerle, 28, an independently wealthy doctor and painter, in reaction to the madness in the world around him, decides to devote his life to cultivating beauty in the face of such ugliness as what befell his godfather And so, when a contest with a large prestigious award arises, calling for the discovery of the elusive black tulip, it s just the thing to absorb Cornelius for years Unfortunately, unknown to him, his neighbor, Boxtel, a less talented horticulturist, also covets the prize and will do anything to obtain it, consequences to himself or others be damned So when Boxtel learns Cornelius might be on the verge of cultivating a black tulip, stealing the prize out from under him, he hatches a plan which lands the unsuspecting Cornelius in the same shoes and same jail cell as his godfather, accused of treason and facing execution But unlike his godfather, he is to spend his life imprisoned for what remains of it What follows is an increasingly farcical story centering on Cornelius continuing his cultivation in prison of what might be the first black tulip in history He is aided by his jailer s daughter, Rosa, a possible rival when it comes to the love of his tulip Will Cornelius succeed or fail, both in tulip growing and in love Will he forever lose his freedom or end up losing his life instead Or will he just lose his lust for life when things take a turn for the worse And what of Boxtel Will he succeed in winning the coveted prize for himself by means fair or foul, and at what cost to himself and to others These are questions you ll find answered in this humorous, but dark story, of both the breaking and the making of the human spirit Along the way, you ll learn some political history concerning Holland and the craze known as tulipmania which peaked during that time You ll also learn some fascinating facts about tulip cultivation and how it takes six years for a tulip to journey from seed to flower And in case you re wondering if such a thing as a black tulip ever existed, my research says no, though people have come very close with cultivating the darkest of purples Come on board for this unusual story and take a trip through much zaniness amongst theserious elements to find out how it ends


  7. Veronique Veronique says:

    3.5It has been a long time since I ve read anything from Alexandre Dumas and so I was looking forward to this novel The Black Tulip takes place in Holland, not France, and is on a much smaller scale than expected Dumas usually paints on a huge canvas but not this time The first few chapters do deal with exploding events, but very soon, the narration zooms in on the burgeoning love between an obsessed tulip grower and a courageous and intelligent girl, and a mythical flower I loved the langua 3.5It has been a long time since I ve read anything from Alexandre Dumas and so I was looking forward to this novel The Black Tulip takes place in Holland, not France, and is on a much smaller scale than expected Dumas usually paints on a huge canvas but not this time The first few chapters do deal with exploding events, but very soon, the narration zooms in on the burgeoning love between an obsessed tulip grower and a courageous and intelligent girl, and a mythical flower I loved the language, often over the top, extoling the obsession felt by so many characters over the Black Tulip, and the mocking tone of the narration The couple is endearing but it is Rosa who shines through the whole story Some plot choices towards the end felt jarring to me but apart from this I did enjoy this simple tale It has whetted my appetite forfrom Dumas


  8. Luca Luca says:

    The Black Tulip is set in the Netherlands in 1672 It is the story of Cornelius van Baerle and Rosa Gryphus Hindered by some very unfortunate circumstances they join forces to grow the elusive black tulip Whilst it is not precisely historically accurate, I think Dumas did an excellent job to capture the tulip mania zeitgeist For me, it was a very easy to read classic, because of my familiarity with the Dutch language and some of the historic events, but that set aside, it is just a wonderful The Black Tulip is set in the Netherlands in 1672 It is the story of Cornelius van Baerle and Rosa Gryphus Hindered by some very unfortunate circumstances they join forces to grow the elusive black tulip Whilst it is not precisely historically accurate, I think Dumas did an excellent job to capture the tulip mania zeitgeist For me, it was a very easy to read classic, because of my familiarity with the Dutch language and some of the historic events, but that set aside, it is just a wonderful and passionate story in which you can really sympathize with its characters.5 star rating


  9. Carlo Carlo says:

    Another great page turner from Dumas Really enjoyed this uplifting tale.


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Murder Obsession Betrayal Tulips This book was such a delight After the murder of two men, the DeWitts, Cornelius van Baerle is accused of crimes against the state and they lock him up and throw away the key right into the hands of a cruel and abusive jailer.Cornelius has been working on developing the black tulip, which is both a labor of love and a task that will win him 100,000 florins if he succeeds After Cornelius is imprisoned he falls in love with the jailer s daughter, Rosa Thank Murder Obsession Betrayal Tulips This book was such a delight After the murder of two men, the DeWitts, Cornelius van Baerle is accused of crimes against the state and they lock him up and throw away the key right into the hands of a cruel and abusive jailer.Cornelius has been working on developing the black tulip, which is both a labor of love and a task that will win him 100,000 florins if he succeeds After Cornelius is imprisoned he falls in love with the jailer s daughter, Rosa Thankfully Rosa returns his love and they conspire to grow the black tulip on their own while keeping it away from the man who is trying to steal the tulip and claim it as his own creation.This was a surprisingly compelling book I got sucked in and was completely absorbed in this tale I even had tears in my eyes at one point towards the end


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