Encyclopedia > The Black Tulip

  Article Content

The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip, a story about the gardener Cornelius van Baerle[?] and the beautiful Rosa, is one of the most popular novels by Alexandre Dumas, père and filled with excitement and romance.

The city of Haarlem in The Netherlands has set a prize[?] of 100 000 florins[?] to the person who can grow a black tulip.

This begins a competition between the country's best gardeners to win the money, the honour and fame.

The young and bourgeois Cornelius van Baerle[?] has almost succeeded, when he suddenly is thrown into prison. There he meets the prison guard's beautiful daughter Rosa, who shall be his comfort and help, and at last his rescuer.

The Black Tulip is not just an exciting novel from a dramatic period, but also a love story with a happy ending.

It was originally published in three volumes 1850 as La Tulipe noire by Baudry (Paris).

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Class Warfare

... Warfare is a book of interviews with Noam Chomsky conducted by David Barsamian[?]. It was first published in the UK by Pluto Press[?] in 1996. The contents runs as ...

This page was created in 24.4 ms