Synopses & Reviews
A deceptively simple story and the shortest of Dumas's most famous novels, The Black Tulip (1850) weaves historical events surrounding a brutal murder into a tale of romantic love. Set in Holland in 1672, this timeless political allegory draws on the violence and crimes of history, making a case against tyranny and creating a symbol of justice and tolerance: the fateful tulipa negra.
This novel is set in Holland in 1672, and weaves the events surrounding the brutal murder of two brothers into a tale of romantic love. It is also a timeless political allegory in which Dumas makes his case against tyranny and uses a flower to create a symbol of justice and tolerance.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv).