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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,645 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alexandre Dumas’s novels are notable for their suspense and excitement, their foul deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, and glorious victories. In The Black Tulip, the real hero is no musketeer, but a flower.

The novel, a deceptively simple story, is set in Holland in 1672 during the amazing tulipmania of the seventeenth century that brought wealth to some and ruin to many. The story weaves the historical events surrounding the brutal murder of John de Witte and his brother Cornelius into a tale of romantic love. The novel is also a timeless political allegory in which Dumas, drawing on the violence and crimes of history, makes his case against tyranny and puts all his energies into creating a symbol of justice and tolerance: the fateful tulipa negra.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Redsteve | 1/30/2014

    " Bleagh. Worst Dumans I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amber | 1/26/2014

    " I've been meaning to read this since last July and I finally got around to it. I liked it, I certainly didn't think it was as epic as Monte Cristo or the 3 Musketeers BUT it still was a good story. It seemed more like a short story. I think that Rosa was my favorite character. She was very much the modern woman who when her man is locked up just does it herself, very admirable. I can't say that I loved Cornelius. His love of the tulip was borderline pathological and it just seemed like he wasn't very manly. I don't know. I just wish that somehow in the end, that he had to actually choose Rosa over the Tulip and I probably would have been more sympathetic to his plight. And, as evil characters go, Boxton is not very threatening! All in all, a quick and interesting read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/26/2014

    " This was deliciously over the top - the good guys were kind and pure and the bad guys might as well be twirling their moustaches. You know a happy ending is coming, but there's a few twists on the way. The events at the beginning - based on true story - are quite horrifying, though afterwards it's a quick paced, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carlos Santos | 1/12/2014

    " Great story, it reminded me very much of the Count of Monte Cristo. However...A wrongfully persecuted man sent to prison chooses the path of love instead of revenge...The book showed you the extremes of humanity such as kindness and utter evil. "

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