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Set at the height of the "tulipomania" that gripped Holland in 17th century, this is the story of Cornelius van Baerle, a humble grower whose sole desire is to grow the perfect specimen of the tulip negra.
When his godfather is murdered, Cornelius finds himself caught up in the deadly politics of the time, imprisoned and facing a death sentence. His jailor's daughter Rosa, holds both the key to his survival and his chance to produce the ultimate tulip.

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    9780140448924

    July 10, 2003

    Penguin Classics

    288 pages

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  • The Black Tulip
    Alexandre Dumas

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    9780141906768

    July 10, 2003

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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