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The Black Tulip

by Alexandre Dumas

 

Historical Story: 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 the Loevestein prison. There he meets the prison guard's beautiful daughter Rosa, who shall be his comfort and help, and at last his rescuer.

Tags: Romance   Crime   Historical   Novel-Classic  


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