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The Black Tulip

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

1. 01 - A Grateful People
2. 02 - The Two Brothers
3. 03 - The Pupil of John de Witt
4. 04 - The Murderers
5. 05 - The Tulip-fancier and his Neighbour
6. 06 - The Hatred of a Tulip-fancier
7. 07 - The Happy Man makes Acquaintance with Misfortune
8. 08 - An Invasion
9. 09 - The Family Cell
10. 10 - The Jailer's Daughter
11. 11 - Cornelius van Baerle's Will
12. 12 - The Execution
13. 13 - What was going on all this Time in the Mind of one of the Spectators
14. 14 - The Pigeons of Dort
15. 15 - The Little Grated Window
16. 16 - Master and Pupil
17. 17 - The First Bulb
18. 18 - Rosa's Lover
19. 19 - The Maid and the Flower
20. 20 - The Events which took place during those Eight Days
21. 21 - The Second Bulb
22. 22 - The Opening of the Flower
23. 23 - The Rival
24. 24 - The Black Tulip Changes Masters
25. 25 - The President van Systens
26. 26 - A Member of the Horticultural Society
27. 27 - The Third Bulb
28. 28 - The Hymn of the Flowers
29. 29 - In which Van Baerle, before leaving Loewestein, settles Accounts with Gryphus
30. 30 - Wherein the Reader begins to guess the Kind of Execution that was awaiting Van Baerle
31. 31 - Haarlem
32. 32 - A Last Request
33. 33 - Conclusion

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Summary

The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued – by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer.