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The Black Tulip By Alexandre Dumas Pere Bibliography

Dumas-by-dumas-alexandre/work/690853' >Alexandre Dumas, pere, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802- December 5, 1870), is best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him The most widely read French author in the world.

Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo and the D'Artagnan Romances, were serialized, and he also wrote plays, magazine articles, and was a prolific correspondent. His paternal grandmother was a Black slave.

While his grandfather, Marquis Antoine-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, served the government of France as General commissaire in the Artillery in the colony of Saint Domingue (now Haiti), he married Marie-Cesette Dumas, a black slave. In 1762, she gave birth to his father, Thomas-Alexandre, and died soon thereafter.

When the Marquis and his young mulatto son returned to Normandy, slavery still existed, and the boy suffered as a result of being half black. In 1786, Thomas-Alexandre joined the French army, but to protect the aristocratic family's reputation, he enlisted using his mother's maiden name. Following the French Revolution, the Marquis lost his estates, but Thomas-Alexandre Dumas distinguished himself as a capable and daring soldier in the revolutionary army, rising through the ranks to become a General by the age of 31.

Thomas-Alexandre married Marie-Louise Elisabeth Labouret and on July 24, 1802 and in Villers-Cotterets, Aisne, near Paris, France, she gave birth to their son, Alexandre Dumas, who would become one of France's most commercially successful authors.

General Dumas died in 1806 when Alexandre was only four years old, leaving a nearly impoverished mother to raise him under difficult conditions. Although Marie-Louise was unable to provide her son with much in the way of education, it did not hinder young Alexandre's love of books, and he read everything he could get his hands on.

Growing up, his mother's Stories of his father's brave military deeds during the glory years of Napoleon I of France spawned Alexandre's vivid imagination for adventure and heroes. Although poor, the family still had the father's distinguished reputation and aristocratic connections and after the restoration of the monarchy, twenty-year-old Alexandre Dumas moved to Paris where he obtained employment at the Palais Royal in the office of the powerful duc d'Orleans.

Literary career

While working in Paris, Dumas began to write articles for magazines as well as plays for the Theatre. In 1829 his first solo play, Christine, proved equally popular and as a result, he was financially able to work full time at writing. However, in 1830, he participated in the revolution that ousted King Charles X and replaced him on the throne with Dumas' former employer, the duc d'Orleans, who would rule as Louis-Philippe, the Citizen King.

Until the mid 1830s, life in France remained unsettled with sporadic riots by disgruntled Republicans and impoverished urban workers seeking change. As life slowly returned to normal, the nation began to industrialize and with an improving economy combined with the end of press censorship, the times turned out to be very rewarding for the skills of Alexandre Dumas.

After writing more successful plays, he turned his efforts to novels. Although attracted to an extravagant lifestyle, and always spending more than he earned, Dumas proved to be a very astute business marketer. With high demand from newspapers for serial novels, in 1838, he simply rewrote one of his plays to create his first serial novel. Titled "Le Capitaine Paul," it led to his forming a production studio that turned out hundreds of stories, all subject to his personal input and direction.

From 1839 to 1841 Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history, including essays on Beatrice Cenci and Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia and more recent incidents including the cases of executed alleged murderers Karl Ludwig Sand and Antoine François Desrues.

Dumas also collaborated with his fencing master Augustin Grisier in his 1840 novel The Corsican Brothers as well as Dumas's memoirs.

In 1840, he married an actress, Ida Ferrier, but continued with his numerous liaisons with other women, fathering at least three illegitimate children. One of those children, a son named after him, would follow in his footsteps, also becoming a successful novelist and playwright. Because of their same name and occupation, to distinguish them, one is referred to as Alexandre Dumas pere, (French for father) the other as Alexandre Dumas, fils (French for son).

Alexandre Dumas pere wrote stories and historical chronicles of high adventure that captured the imagination of the French public who eagerly waited to purchase the continuing sagas. A few of these Works are:

* Charles Vii At the Homes Of His Great Vassals (Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux), drama, adapted for the opera The Saracen by Russian composer Cesar Cui
* the D'Artagnan Romances:
- Les Trois Mousquetaires, 1844)
- Vingt Ans Apres, 1845)
- The Man in the Iron Mask" , of which the last part is the most known.
* The Count Of Monte Cristo (1845-1846)
* Le maitre d'armes, 1840)
* The Regent's Daughter (1845)
* The Two Dianas (1846)
* the Valois romances
- Queen Margot (1845)
- La Dame De Monsoreau (1846)
- The Forty-Five Guardsmen (1847)
* the Marie Antoinette romances:
- The Countess Dubarry", or "The Elixir of Life")
- The Queen's Necklace (1849-1850)
- Six Years Later")
- The Mesmerist's Victim")
- The Knight of the Red House (1845)
* The Black Tulip (1850)
* The Nutcracker (1844): a revision of Hoffmann's story, later adapted by Tchaikovsky as a ballet
* The Gold Thieves (after 1857): a play that was lost, and rediscovered by the Canadian Reginald Hamel researcher in the Bibliotheque nationale de France in 2004
* Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine, 1869): the novel was his last major work and was lost until its rediscovery by Claude Schopp was announced in 2005.

Dumas made extensive use of the aid of numerous ghostwriters of which Auguste Maquet was the best known. It was Maquet who outlined the plot of The Three Musketeers and its sequels, as well as several of Dumas' other novels. When working together, Maquet proposed plots and wrote drafts, while Dumas added the details, dialogues, and the final chapters.

His writing earned him a great deal of money, but Dumas was frequently broke or in debt as a result of spending lavishly on women and high living. The large and costly Chateau de Monte Cristo that he built was often filled with strangers and acquaintances who took advantage of his generosity.

When King Louis-Philippe was ousted in a revolt, Dumas was not looked upon as favorably by the newly elected President, Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1851 Dumas fled to Brussels, Belgium to escape his creditors, and from there he traveled to Russia where French was the second language and his writings were enormously popular. Dumas spent two years in Russia before moving on to seek adventure and fodder for more stories. In March of 1861, the kingdom of Italy was proclaimed, with Victor Emmanuel II as its king. For the next three years, Alexandre Dumas would be involved in the fight for a united Italy, returning to Paris in 1864.

Despite Alexandre Dumas' success and aristocratic connections, his being of mixed-blood would affect him all his life. In 1843, he wrote a short novel, Georges, that addressed some of the issues of race and the effects of colonialism. Nevertheless, racist attitudes impacted his rightful position in France's history long after his death on December 5, 1870.

In June 2005, Dumas' recently-discovered last novel The Knight of Sainte-Hermine went on sale in France. Within the story, Dumas describes the Battle of Trafalgar in which the death of Lord Nelson is explained. The novel was being published serially and was almost complete by the time of his death. A final two-and-a-half chapters was written by modern-day Dumas scholar Claude Schopp.

Posthumous recognition

Buried in the place where he had been born, Alexandre Dumas remained in the cemetery at Villers-Cotterets until November 30, 2002. Under orders of the French President, Jacques Chirac, his body was exhumed and in a televised ceremony, his new coffin, draped in a blue-velvet cloth and flanked by four men costumed as the Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan, was transported in a solemn procession to the Pantheon of Paris, the great mausoleum where French luminaries are interred.

In his speech, President Chirac said: "With you, we were D'Artagnan, Monte Cristo or Balsamo, riding along the roads of France, touring battlefields, visiting palaces and castles, with you, we dream." In an interview following the ceremony, President Chirac acknowledged the racism that had existed, saying that a wrong had now been righted with Alexandre Dumas enshrined alongside fellow authors Victor Hugo and Voltaire.

The honor recognized that although France has produced many great writers, none have been as widely read as Alexandre Dumas. His stories have been translated into almost a hundred languages, and have inspired more than 200 motion pictures.

Alexandre Dumas' home outside of Paris, the Chateau Monte Cristo, has been restored and is open to the public

Alexandre Dumas books

  • 20 Ans Apres
  • A Gil Blas In California
  • A Masked Ball and Other Stories
  • Act
  • Acte
  • Adventures In Algeria
  • Adventures In Czarist Russia
  • Adventures In Spain
  • Adventures With My Pets
  • Affaire Clemenceau
  • Affaire Clmenceau
  • Agnor De Maulon
  • Alexander Dumas' Dictionary Of Cuisine
  • Alexandre Dumas
  • Alexandre Dumas' Dictionary Of Cuisine
  • Ali Pacha
  • Ali Pacha the Countess Of Saint Geran Murat
  • All For a Crown or The Only Love Of King Henry the Eighth, Catherine Howard
  • Amaury
  • Andree De Taverney
  • Andree De Taverney, or The Downfall Of French Monarchy
  • Ange Pitou
  • Ange Pitou, Volume 1
  • Ange Pitou, Volume 2
  • Angel Pitou
  • Angle
  • Antonine
  • Antony
  • Ascanio
  • Ascanio V1
  • Ascanio, Volume 1
  • Au Service De La Reine
  • Au Service Du Roi
  • Aventuras De John Davys
  • Aventures De John Davys
  • Aventures De John Davys V2
  • Black
  • Black Tulip
  • Black Tulip a Romance
  • Blanche De Beaulieu
  • Borgias
  • Bouts-Rims, Publis
  • Bric-A-Brac, Volume 1
  • Brigand
  • Camille
  • Camille, La Dame Aux Camelias
  • Captain Pamphile
  • Captain Pamphile's Adventures
  • Captain Paul - Ascanio - the Fencing Master
  • Castle Eppstein
  • Catherine Blum
  • Catilina
  • Causeries
  • Causeries--, Volume 1
  • Ccile
  • Cecile
  • Cecilia
  • Celebrated Crimes
  • Celebrated Crimes Of the Russian Court
  • Celebrated Crimes Vol 1 - Joanna Of Naples
  • Celebrated Crimes Vol I
  • Celebrated Crimes Vol Vii
  • Celebrated Crimes Vol Viii
  • Celebrated Crimes Volume 4
  • Celebrated Crimes Volume 7
  • Celebrated Crimes, Vol IIi
  • Celebrated Crimes, Vol IV
  • Celebrated Crimes, Vol V
  • Celebrated Crimes, Volume 5
  • Celebrated Crimes, Volume 8
  • Celebrated Crimes, Volume II
  • Celebrated Crimes, Volume V
  • Charles Le TMRaire
  • Charles Vii At the Homes Of His Great Vassals
  • Charles Vii Chez Ses Grands Vassaux
  • Chauvelin's Will, a Romance Of the Last Days Of Louis Xv, and Stories Of the French Revolution
  • Chicot the Jester
  • Chicot, the Jester La Dame De Monsoreau
  • Chicot, the Jester, an Historical Romance
  • Classic Starts
  • Classics Illustrated
  • Classics Illustrated 8
  • Classics Illustrated Deluxe 6
  • Collected Works Of Alexandre Dumas or Famous Short Stories and Episodes By Alexandre Dumas, Ten Volumes In One
  • Companions Of Jehu, Volume I
  • Comte De Monte Cristo
  • Comtesse De Charny
  • Conscience L'Innocent
  • Conscience L'Innocent, Volume 1
  • Conscript
  • Count Of Monte Christo
  • Count Of Monte Cristo V1
  • Count Of Monte Cristo, the - a Golden Picture Classic
  • Countess De Charny
  • Countess Of Monte Cristo
  • Cration Redemption
  • Crimes Clbres
  • Crop-Eared Jacquot and Jane
  • Crop-Eared Jacquot and Other Stories
  • Dame De Monsoreau
  • Das Halsband Der KNigin
  • De Drie Musketiers - De Onsterfelijken
  • De Paris a Cadix V4
  • De Tre Musketerer, Part 1-2
  • DenkwRdigkeiten Eines Arztes
  • Der Graf Von Monte Christo
  • Der Ratschlu Des Magiers
  • Der Schleier Im Main
  • Derues
  • Diane De Lys
  • Die Drei Musketiere
  • Die FNfundvierzig
  • Die Genossen Jehus
  • Die Kameliendame
  • Die WLfinnen Von Machecoul
  • Dios Y El Diablo
  • Discours De Alexandre Dumas Fils
  • Doctor Basilius
  • Dominoes
  • Dominoes, New Edition
  • Dumas
  • Dumas On Food
  • Dumas' Romances
  • Edmond Dantes
  • El Collar De La Reina
  • El Conde De Monte Cristo
  • El Conde De Montecristo the Count Of Montecristo
  • Emmanuel-Philibert
  • Entr'Actes
  • Episodes From Alexandre Dumas's Monte-Cristo
  • Excursions Sur Les Bords Du Rhin
  • Famous Short Stories and Episodes By Alexandre Dumas Part One
  • Famous Short Stories and Episodes By Alexandre Dumas Part Two
  • Fernande
  • Frankreich Und Europa Vor, WHrend Und Nach Dem 24 Februar
  • From Absinthe To Zest
  • Gabriel Lambert
  • Garibaldi
  • Gaule Et France
  • Georges
  • Georges, Or, the Isle Of France
  • Henri De Navarre
  • Henri IIi Et Sa Cour
  • Histoire D'Un Casse-Noisette
  • Histoire De La Vie Politique Et PrivE De Louis-Philippe
  • Histoire De La Vie Politique Et Prive De Louis-Philippe, Volume 2
  • Histoire De Louis Xvi Et De Marie-Antoinette V2
  • Histoire De Mes Btes
  • Horror At Fontenay
  • I Borboni Di Napoli
  • I Tre Moschettieri
  • Il Conte Di Montecristo
  • Impresiones De Viage
  • Impressions De Voyage
  • Impressions De Voyage De Paris a Cadix
  • Impressions De Voyage Suisse
  • Impressions De Voyage, Volume 1
  • Impressions De Voyage, Volume 2
  • Impressions Of Travel, In Egypt and Arabia PetrA
  • Ingenue
  • Ingnue, Volume 2
  • Iron Mask, The
  • Isaac Laquedem
  • Isaac Laquedem V1-2
  • Isabel De Babiera
  • Isabel De BaviRe
  • Italiens Et Flamands
  • Italiens Et Flamands, Volume 2
  • Jacques Ortis
  • Jacquot Sans Oreilles
  • Jehanne La Pucelle--
  • Joan Of Naples
  • Joan Of Naples, the Man In the Iron Mask, and Martin Guerre
  • Joan, the Heroic Maiden
  • Joseph Balsamo
  • Journeys With Dumas
  • Karl-Ludwig Sand
  • Kean
  • Kean, Ou, DSordre Et GNie
  • L'Le De Feu
  • L'Ami Des Femmes
  • L'Arabie Heureuse
  • L'Evasion Du Duc De Beaufort
  • L'Horoscope
  • L'Ile De Feu
  • L'trangre
  • La Bouillie De La Comtesse Berthe
  • La Chasse Au Chastre
  • La Colombe
  • La Comtesse De Charny
  • La Comtesse De Charny, Volume 1
  • La Comtesse De Charny, Volume 3
  • La Comtesse De Charny, Volume 4
  • La Comtesse De Charny, Volume II
  • La Comtesse De Salisbury
  • La Condesa De Charny
  • La Constantin
  • La Dama De Las Camelias
  • La Dama De Las Camelias the Lady Of the Camellias
  • La Dama De Monsoreau
  • La Dame Aux CamLias
  • La Dame Aux Camelias
  • La Dame Aux Perles
  • La Dame De Monsoreau
  • La Dame De Monsoreau V1
  • La Dame De Monsoreau, Tome 1
  • La Dame De Monsoreau, Tome 2
  • La Dame De Monsoreau, Volume 2
  • La Dame De Volupt
  • La Femme Au Colier De Velours
  • La Femme Au Collier De Velours
  • La Fille Du Marquis
  • La Guerra De Las Mujeres
  • La Guerre Des Femmes
  • La Guerre Des Femmes, Volume 2
  • La Maison De Glace, Volume 2
  • La Mano Del Muerto
  • La Novela De Una Mujer
  • La Princesse De Bagdad
  • La Princesse De Monaco, Vie Et Aventures
  • La Princesse Flora
  • La Princesse Georges
  • La Question D'Argent
  • La Question Du Divorce
  • La Recherche De La Paternit
  • La Reina Margarita
  • La Reine Margot
  • La Rgence
  • La Route De Varennes
  • La San Felice
  • La Terreur Prussienne, Volume 2
  • La Tulipe Noire
  • La Tupipe Noire
  • La Vie Au Desert
  • La Vie Vingt Ans
  • Lady Hamilton
  • Las Dos Dianas
  • Le Bactard De Maulacon
  • Le Batard De Mauleon
  • Le Batard De Mauleon V1-3
  • Le Batard De Mauleon V3
  • Le Capitaine Pamphile
  • Le Capitaine Paul
  • Le Capitaine Rhino
  • Le Capitaine Richard, Et Le Pere La Ruine
  • Le Caucase
  • Le Chateau D'Eppstein
  • Le Chateau D'Eppstein V1
  • Le Chateau D'Eppstein V1-2
  • Le Chevalier D'Harmental
  • Le Chevalier De Maison-Rouge
  • Le Chevalier Dharmental Volume 2
  • Le Collier De La Reine
  • Le Collier De La Reine, Volume 1
  • Le Collier De La Reine, Volume 2
  • Le Compte De Monte Cristo Tome 1
  • Le Comte De Mont Cristo
  • Le Comte De Monte Cristo 1
  • Le Comte De Monte Cristo 2
  • Le Comte De Monte-Christo
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo Tome 1
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo Tome 2
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo Tome V
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo, Tome I
  • Le Comte De Monte-Cristo, Volume 2
  • Le Corricolo
  • Le Demi-Monde
  • Le Docteur Mysterieux V1-2
  • Le Docteur Servans
  • Le Drame De Quatre-Vingt-Treize
  • Le Drame De Quatre-Vingt-Treize, Volume 1
  • Le Fils Du ForAt, M Coumbes
  • Le Fils Naturel
  • Le Gentilhomme De La Montagne
  • Le Gentilhomme De La Montagne Drame
  • Le MaTre D'Armes
  • Le Meneur De Loups
  • Le Monte De Montecristo
  • Le Page Du Duc De Savoie
  • Le Page Du Duc De Savoie, Volume 1
  • Le Pasteur D'Ashbourn
  • Le PRe Gigogne
  • Le Pere Gigogne
  • Le Pere Gigogne Contes Pour Les Enfants
  • Le PRe La Ruine
  • Le Pre Gigogne, Contes Pour Les Enfants
  • Le Prince Des Voleurs V1
  • Le Roman D'Une Femme
  • Le Salteador
  • Le Secrtaire De La Marquise Du Deffand
  • Le Speronare
  • Le Testament De M Chauvelin
  • Le Trou De L'Enfer
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne Ou Dix Ans Plus Tard
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne Ou Dix Ans Plus Tard V5-6
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne Tome 1
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne Tome 2
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne Tome 3
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne, Tome II
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne, Tome IIi
  • Le Vicomte De Bragelonne, Volume 1
  • Les Blancs Et Les Bleus
  • Les Borgia
  • Les Compagnons De Jhu
  • Les Confessions De La Marquise
  • Les Deux Diane
  • Les Deux Diane, Volume 1
  • Les Deux Diane, Volume 2
  • Les Deux Reines
  • Les Drames De La Mer
  • Les Drames Galants, La Marquise D'Escoman
  • Les Femmes Qui Tuent Et Les Femmes Qui Votent
  • Les Garibaldiens, Rvolution De Sicile Et De Naples
  • Les Grands Hommes En Robe De Chambre
  • Les Grands Hommes En Robe De Chambre Cesar
  • Les Grands Hommes En Robe De Chambre Henri Iv, Louis Xiii Et Richelieu, Volume 2
  • Les Ides De Mme Aubray
  • Les Louves De Machecoul
  • Les Mille Et Un Fantmes
  • Les Mille Et Un Fantomes
  • Les Mohicans De Paris
  • Les Mohicans De Paris, Volume 1
  • Les Mohicans De Paris, Volume 2
  • Les Mohicans De Paris, Volume 3
  • Les Morts Vont Vite
  • Les Mousquetaires
  • Les Quarante-Cinq
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires Three Musketeers
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires Illustrs Par Ja Beauc, F Philippoteaux, Etc
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires, Tome 2
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires, Volume 1
  • Los Cuarenta Y Cinco
  • Los Mil Y Un Fantasmas
  • Los Tres Mosqueteros
  • Los Tres Mosqueteros the Three Musketeers
  • Louis Xiv
  • Louis Xiv Et Son SiCle
  • Louis Xiv Et Son Sicle, Volume 1
  • Louis Xiv Et Son Sicle, Volume 2
  • Louis Xiv Et Son Sicle, Volume 3
  • Louis Xv Et Sa Cour, Volume 2
  • Louis Xvi Et La Rvolution, Volume 2
  • Louise De La ValliRe
  • Louise De La Valliere
  • Louise De La Valli12re
  • Love and Liberty
  • Ludwig Der FNfzehnte
  • Ludwig Xv
  • Luis Xiv Y Su Siglo
  • Mac Allan, O, La Dicha En La Desdicha
  • Madame De Cond
  • Mademoiselle De Belle-Isle
  • Maitre Adam Le Calabrais
  • Man In the Iron MaskThe
  • Man--Woman
  • Margaret De Valois
  • Margarita De Borgoa
  • Marguerite De Valois
  • Marie Antoinette, the Chevalier Of the Red House
  • Marie Stuart
  • Marquise De Brinvilliers
  • Martin Guerre
  • Mary Stuart
  • Mary Stuart 1587
  • Mary Stuart, Queen Of Scots
  • Massacres Of the South
  • MMoires D'Un MDecin, Joseph Balsamo, Volume 1
  • Memoires De Garibaldi
  • Memoirs Of a Physician
  • Memoirs Of a Physician, Volume 1
  • Memoirs Of a Physician, Volume 2
  • Memorias De Jose Garibaldi V1-2
  • Memorias De Un MDico
  • Mes MMoires, Volume 3
  • Mes Memoires
  • Mes Mmoires
  • Mes Mmoires, Volume 2
  • Mmoires D'Un Mdecin
  • Mmoires D'Une Aveugle, Madame Du Deffand
  • Monsieur De Chauvelin's Will
  • Monsieur De Chauvelin's Will To Which Is Added the Woman With the Velvet Necklace
  • Monte Cristo
  • Murat
  • My Memoirs
  • My Memoirs By Alexandre Dumas V4
  • My Memoirs Volume 3
  • My Pets
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Napolon
  • Nisida
  • Nouvelles Impressiones De Voyage
  • Oeuvres ComplTes
  • Oeuvres IllustrEs
  • Olympe De ClVes Volume 1
  • Olympe De Cleves
  • Olympe De Clves
  • Olympia Von Cleve
  • On Board the Emma
  • One Thousand and One Ghosts
  • Os Tres Mosqueteiros
  • Othon El Arquero
  • Parisians and Provincials
  • Pascal Bruno
  • Pauline
  • Pauline Et Pascal Bruno
  • Petit Dictionnaire De Cuisine
  • Pictures Of Travel In the South Of France
  • Princess Pirlipatine and The Nutcracker
  • Queen Margot
  • Queen Margot or Marguerite De Valois
  • Reine Margot
  • Reise Durch RuLand
  • Revenants
  • Ricardo Darlington
  • Richard Darlington
  • Robin Des Bois
  • Robin Hood
  • Robin Hood Le Proscrit
  • Romances
  • Salvator
  • Schriften
  • Short Stories By Alexandre Dumas
  • Signature Classics - the Three Musketeers
  • Simples Lettres Sur L'Art Dramatique
  • Sketches Of Naples
  • Son Of Monte-Cristo Vol 2
  • Sophie Printemps
  • Sophie Printems
  • Souvenirs D'Antony
  • Souvenirs D'Une Favorite
  • Stockholm, Fontainebleau Et Rome
  • Stories
  • Sultanetta
  • Sylvandire
  • Taking the Bastile
  • Taking the Bastile, Ange Pitou V4
  • Taking the Bastille
  • Tales Of the Caucasus
  • Ten Years Later
  • Ten Years Later, V2
  • Th
  • Thatre Complet De Al Dumas Fils
  • Thatre Complet De Alex Dumas
  • Thatre Complet De Alex Dumas Xv
  • ThAtre
  • The Adventures Of Captain Pamphile, And, Delaporte's Little Presents
  • The Ball Of Snow, The
  • The Bastard Of Mauleon
  • The Black Tuilip
  • The Black Tulip With Ebook
  • The Borgias and The Cenci
  • The Brigand, a Romance Of the Reign Of Don Carlos To Which Is Added Blanche De Beaulieu, a Story Of the French Revolution
  • The Brigand, a Story Of the Time Of Charles the Fifth and The Horoscope, a Romance Of the Reign Of Francis II
  • The Cenci
  • The Chevalier D'Harmental
  • The Chevalier De Maison-Rouge
  • The Clemenceau Case
  • The Companions Of Jehu
  • The Companions Of Jehu V2
  • The Companions Of Jehu, Volume 1
  • The Companions Of Jehu, Volume II
  • The Company Of Jehu
  • The Comtesse De Charny V1
  • The Conspirators
  • The Conspirators, Or, the Chevalier D'Harmental
  • The Corsican Brothers
  • The Corsican Brothers and Otho, the Archer
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Read Along
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Vol I
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Vol II
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Volume 1
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Volume 2
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Volume 3
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Volume I
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Volumeii
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Volume 4
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Volume 5
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Volume IIi
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Volume IV
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo, Volume V
  • The Countess De Charney and The Chevalier De Maison Rouge a Tale Of the Reign Of Terror
  • The Countess De Saint-Geran
  • The Countess Dubarry
  • The Countess Dubarry Introd By R Brimley Johnson Illustrated By Rw Matthews
  • The Countess Of Monte-Cristo, Vol 2
  • The Countess Of Saint Geran
  • The Crimes Of Ali Pacha and Others
  • The Crimes Of the Borgias
  • The Crimes Of the Borgias, and Others
  • The Crimes Of the Marquise De Brinvilliers and Others
  • The Crimes Of Urbain Grandier
  • The Crimes Of Urbain Grandier, and Others
  • The Demi-Monde
  • The Duchess Of Berri In La VendE
  • The Fencing Master
  • The First Republic
  • The First Republic V1
  • The First Republic, Or, the Whites and The Blues
  • The Forty-Five
  • The Forty-Five Guardsmen
  • The Horoscope
  • The Journal Of Madame Giovanni
  • The King's Gallant
  • The Knight Of Maison-Rouge
  • The Lady Of the Camellias
  • The Lady With the Camelias
  • The Lady With the Camellias
  • The Last Cavalier
  • The Last King
  • The Last King or The New France V1
  • The Last Vende
  • The Last Vendee
  • The Last Vendee V1
  • The Man In the Iron Mask

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 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.

This new edition reprints the first, classic English translation. David Coward sets the novel in the context of its author's life, the turbulent history of the Dutch Republic, and the amazing `tulipmania' of the seventeenth century which brought wealth to some and ruin to many.
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