Set in the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan and the equally hazardous headquarters of the CIA Operations Directorate in Washington, The Black Tulip is a fast-paced thriller, based on real events, by the legendary spy who masterminded the plot to arm Afghan freedom fighters in their holy war against the Soviets. A longtime veteran of the CIA,...
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
published : 2002
Although this book does not follow the same style of adventure Dumas had written in his Musketeer stories, this book has been said to be his best. This story is filled with romance, love, excitement, and of course, Tulips. An excellent "happily ever after" ending. A must read!
Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
published : 2004
Craving some first-rate historical fiction? Slip into this tale of intrigue and romance from Alexandre Dumas (pere), who is regarded by critics as one of the masters of the genre. In The Black Tulip, turmoil befalls the Dutch aristocracy and the nation struggles to regain its international standing. An unusual horticulture prize is devised as a way...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 2010
?The Black Tulip? is an historical romance set in seventeenth-century Holland. The tale, which is very exciting and vibrant, revolves around the struggle between two political factions. It offers an exotic blend of love and sacrifice as it delves into the various facets of human psychology. The novel also shows how severely political struggles affect...
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
published : 2009
Set at the height of the "tulipomania" that gripped Holland in 17th century, this is the story of Cornelius van Baerle, a humble grower whose sole desire is to grow the perfect specimen of the tulip negra. When his godfather is murdered, Cornelius finds himself caught up in the deadly politics of the time, imprisoned and facing a death sentence....
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
published : 2003
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...
Publisher : OUP Oxford
published : 2000
The Black Tulip is an historical fiction novel written by Alexandre Dumas, pere.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 countrymen -- considered by many as one of the most painful episodes...
Publisher : MobileReference.com
published : 2010
Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is...
Publisher : Start Classics
published : 2014
...But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation's deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that her handsome onagain, off-again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives. But what she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.
Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
published : 2005