The Black Tulip

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

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.

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - A Grateful People Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:20:27
Play 02 02 - The Two Brothers Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:16:48
Play 03 03 - The Pupil of John de Witt Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:17:26
Play 04 04 - The Murderers Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:19:05
Play 05 05 - The Tulip-fancier and his Neighbour Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:18:24
Play 06 06 - The Hatred of a Tulip-fancier Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:15:04
Play 07 07 - The Happy Man makes Acquaintance with Misfortune Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:20:45
Play 08 08 - An Invasion Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:14:14
Play 09 09 - The Family Cell Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:09:19
Play 10 10 - The Jailer's Daughter Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:08:38
Play 11 11 - Cornelius van Baerle's Will Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:23:33
Play 12 12 - The Execution Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:06:52
Play 13 13 - What was going on all this Time in the Mind of one of the Spectators Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:08:36
Play 14 14 - The Pigeons of Dort Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:09:23
Play 15 15 - The Little Grated Window Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:12:37
Play 16 16 - Master and Pupil Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:12:49
Play 17 17 - The First Bulb Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:15:41
Play 18 18 - Rosa's Lover Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:11:44
Play 19 19 - The Maid and the Flower Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:13:50
Play 20 20 - The Events which took place during those Eight Days Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:16:46
Play 21 21 - The Second Bulb Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:14:50
Play 22 22 - The Opening of the Flower Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:11:52
Play 23 23 - The Rival Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:12:47
Play 24 24 - The Black Tulip changes Masters Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:09:03
Play 25 25 - The President van Systens Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:12:28
Play 26 26 - A Member of the Horticultural Society Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:16:06
Play 27 27 - The Third Bulb Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:15:59
Play 28 28 - The Hymn of the Flowers Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:14:49
Play 29 29 - In which Van Baerle, before leaving Loewestein, settles Accounts with Gryphus Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:13:49
Play 30 30 - Wherein the Reader begins to guess the Kind of Execution that was awaiting Van Baerle Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:06:46
Play 31 31 - Haarlem Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:14:00
Play 32 32 - A Last Request Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:08:48
Play 33 33 - Conclusion Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:11:02