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Lo sfondo è storico e capace di attrarre un architetto di situazioni e scenari insoliti e veri come Dumas. L'Olanda repubblicana del secolo d'oro, il Seicento: vi si svolge la lotta tra il Gran Pensionario, il borghese de Witt e lo Statolder, l'aristocratico Guglielmo d'Orange; e s'è appena raffreddata quella che forse è stata la prima bolla speculativa del capitalismo, la ...more
Paperback, La memoria #740, 360 pages
Published 2008 by Sellerio (first published 1850)
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Jeffrey Keeten
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-dutch
”Contempt for flowers is an offence against God. The lovelier the flower, the greater the offence in despising it. The tulip is the loveliest of all flowers. So whoever despised the tulip offends God immeasurably.”

In 1672 two brothers Cornelius and Johan de Witt (Grand Pensionary/prime minister of Holland) were charged with treason and sentenced to exile. Cornelis had been tortured with the hope that he would confess to plotting with the French king.

He did not.

He had corresponded with the Frenc
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Nicole Shelby
I have read this several times. I love the complexity of it, as well as it's simplicity.

If you are into love stories - this has a great one - of loyalty, devotion, and self-sacrifice.

If you are into studies of human nature - here too. It explores mob-mentality, politics, truth as it relates to justice, aspirations of power and the willingness to achieve that end regardless of the cost to others. And, underlying everything, the complete destructive capacity of jealousy. The danger of covetousne
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Carmo
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: frança, my-bib
Obra típica do romantismo francês com um pano de fundo real centrado na história da Holanda no séc XVII, no auge do fascínio pelo cultivo e comercialização das tulipas.
A tentativa de criação de uma nova tulipa, perfeita e imaculadamente negra, serve de pretexto para uma história de mistério, inveja, perseguição e paixão.
Os capítulos são curtos e terminam sempre de modo a deixar o leitor ansioso pela continuação, as personagens não são muito aprofundadas, há sim, o cuidado de realçar as caracter
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Piyangie
This is a brilliant piece of work by Dumas and I can honestly say that Black Tulip is the best I read of him so far.
The story mainly revolves around Dr. Cornelius Van Baerle, a tulip grower who has been wrongly imprisoned, and his journey of sheer courage to see his dream for the production of a black Tulip become a reality. His dream was aided by Rosa Gryphus, the jailer's daughter who becomes the love of his life.
The story holds many themes; love, courage, honesty and jealousy. Dumas has wov
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Donna
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexandre Dumas was best known for his historical novels of adventure and romance which blended fact and fiction with real and imagined characters. The Black Tulip wasn't as popular among his critics as his better known works such as The Count of Monte Cristo, but his readers were happy with it when it was first published back in 1850. My book club chose to read it for February, to discuss a classic with some romance, in honor of Valentines Day. And it was a good choice for an entertaining read ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Laleaua neagră" prezintă punctele slabe ale societăţii olandeze din secolul XVII, mai precis, ale anului 1672, când în Olanda -după cum istoria grăieşte- au avut loc manifestaţii ce priveau oscilaţia între simpatia populară pentru monarhie şi cea pentru caracterul republican al statului (aşa cum era el înţeles în epoca respectivă). Mă rog, acesta e fundalul pe care se desfăşoară acţiunea operei.
Romanul are un caracter romantic în cel mai pur sens al acestui curent, fiind prezente antitezele vă
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Evelina
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Μέσα από τις πολιτικές σφαγές που επικρατούν την περίοδο 1672-1675 στην Ολλανδία,ο θεσμός της μοναρχίας επέρχεται,ο Γουλιέλμος της Οράγγης ανεβαίνει στην εξουσία και μια μαύρη τουλίπα ανθίζει.
Τα αδέρφια Ζαν και Κορνέιγ ντε Βιτ,που επιδοκιμάζουν το Λουδοβίκο 14ο της Γαλλίας,αντίπαλο του Γουλιέλμου και αποστρέφονται τη μοναρχία,υποφέρουν γι' αυτή τους την επιλογή και βρίσκουν φρικτό θάνατο.
Ο Κορνήλιος βαν Μπέρλε και βαφτισιμιός του Κορνέιγ,δηλώνει αδιαφορία απέναντι στα πολιτικά δρώμενα και είνα
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Sarah Anne
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder! Obsession! Betrayal! Tulips!

This book was such a delight. After the murder of two men, the DeWitts, Cornelius van Baerle is accused of crimes against the state and they lock him up and throw away the key - right into the hands of a cruel and abusive jailer.

Cornelius has been working on developing the black tulip, which is both a labor of love and a task that will win him 100,000 florins if he succeeds. After Cornelius is imprisoned he falls in love with the jailer's daughter, Rosa. Thank
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Eric Kinney
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As the first, and in much likelihood, the only romantic novel I will ever pick up this summer, Alexandre Dumas' "The Black Tulip" is one of the most sentimental, endearing classics I've come across, and is probably every botanist's favorite love story if not their favorite book. Taking place in 17th Century Holland, a gifted and passionate florist by the name of Cornelius Van Baerle, has doted his time and inherited fortune on the cultivating of tulips, widely regarded throughout Europe as the
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Agir(آگِر)
:در مورد این کتاب در سایتی این توضیح نوشته شده بود

الكساندر دوما اين داستان را در مورد وضعيت سياسي هلند در سال ۱۶۷۲ نوشته است و در نوشتن آن از زندگي واقعي "جان" و "كورنليوس دوويت" كه هر دو به اعدام محكوم شدند، الهام گرفته است

داستان تقریبا کوتاهی درباره مردی که پرورش دهنده ی گُل است .وی لاله جدیدی
...می کارد تا در مسابقه زیباترین گُل پیروز گردد

لاله سیاه اسم زیبا و با معنایی است برای رویدادهای کتاب

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عاشق این نوع گل لاله هستم
اما راستش نمیدونم اسم رنگش چیه!؟
هر رنگی که باشه فوق العاده است

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April
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, ereader
Y'all I am an Alexandre Dumas fan girl. If I could resurrect him and make him be my writer boyfriend, I totally would (sorry boo!). Last summer I read the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo translated by Robin Buss* over a period of two weeks. I am a generally fast reader, especially when I have few work hours, however, I really wanted to savor the experience.
Read the rest of my review here
Daniela
You know how people watch comfort tv-shows or eat comfort food? Well, I find that Dumas is my comfort reading. When I want to read a good story, a good adventure with a good plot, characters I can root for or characters I can hate without remorse, I go to Dumas. He's a bit like that grandfather who's been everywhere in the world and tells the best stories.

Here he goes on to do all this, perhaps a little less successefully than usually: the plot takes a bit to start and I found the beginning a b
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Pat
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francia, classici
Viaggio, in compagnia di Monsieur Dumas, nella laboriosa Olanda repubblicana del “secolo d’oro” .
Giunti all’Aia vedo, in lontananza, un nugolo di sagome dirette verso il Buitenhof. Ci avviciniamo. Chissà, dico io, ci sarà uno spettacolo. Si sente vociare, ma ancora nulla si vede. Ci affacciamo dalla carrozza e chiediamo ragione di tanto schiamazzo. Perdiana! Quei bravi borghesi de L’Aia hanno appena fatto a pezzi i cadaveri dei fratelli de Witt, Jan e Cornelius. Guardo Monsieur Dumas, dico: Anda
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Veronique
3.5

It has been a long time since I've read anything from Alexandre Dumas and so I was looking forward to this novel. 

The Black Tulip takes place in Holland, not France, and is on a much smaller scale than expected. Dumas usually paints on a huge canvas but not this time. The first few chapters do deal with exploding events, but very soon, the narration zooms in on the burgeoning love between an obsessed tulip grower and a courageous and intelligent girl, and a mythical flower. 

I loved the langua
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RaNa Adel
Very disappointed !!

I thought it would be more complicated, but it was very predictable and more like "Naive" !

The structure of the novel wasn't that bad, but i think I was expecting more from the writer of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Three Musketeers"

anyway, it was old Romantic Short story .. which i needed at this busy time of year :)
Mariana
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-pt, mine
A conclusão realmente fez-me mudar as 3 ou 3,5 estrelas para 4. Não estava nada a suportar aquele Isaac Boxtel e o Gryphus, nossa senhora, que homem tão dado à conspiração. A Rosa e o Cornélius são demasiado amor, gostei deles. A escrita de Dumas deu-me dores de cabeça da primeira vez que tentei ler (ou se calhar não estava no «mood» para tal), tive de o pousar e passar outros à frente. Entretanto, com as tão esperadas férias, este foi o primeiro a estreá-las. Finalmente pude prestar atenção à e ...more
gaudeo
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set some years after the famous tulipomania in Holland, this story nevertheless revolves around the cultivation of that rarest of flowers the black tulip. Dumas conjures up the story of three fictional characters whose lives happen to intersect with those of real persons of the time, including William of Orange. It's a charming story, and provides cause to ruminate on the creation of art, but its chief value, in my opinion, is in giving the reader a broad glimpse into Dutch life of the period.
Jonfaith
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Consider me befuddled. William of Orange is depicted in The Black Tulip as an almost pantomime villain, although bereft of curling moustaches. Whereas Neal Stephenson characterizes Willie as a paragliding badass who saves England in the Glorious Revolution. I’ll ignore period politics and remain bemused, which is an appropriate way to savor this novel. Dumas is masterful at maintaining suspense and creating concurrent narratives that fall into convenient heap for a happy conclusion.


I should add
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Ibrahim Saad


" حق السعادة هو لمن قاسى كثيراً "
حق السعادة .. لمن حافظ على حلمه كالزنبقة السوداء
لمن آمن بهذا الحلم وعمل على رعايته حتى ينمو ويتحقق
السعادة حتى لو كانت مؤقتة ستكون حقاً لهم !!


Marisa Fernandes
"A Túlipa Negra" é uma história de inveja, roubo e mentira, mas também é um exemplo de que quando se chega ao fim o contrário de tudo isto pode vencer. Alexandre Dumas faz com que tudo gire em torno da túlipa negra (até o amor), tão dificil de obter e, por isso mesmo, tão preciosa.

Longe de ser uma obra complexa, a beleza de "A Túlipa Negra" encontra-se na simplicidade da escrita de Dumas. Nos títulos que antecedem cada capítulo de forma clara e orientadora do rumo desta história que se passa no
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Judy
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dumas lovers
Recommended to Judy by: Snoozy Suzie
Thank goodness for Goodreads or I never would have known this novella existed. Not being able to imagine a life where I hadn't read everything that Alexandre Dumas wrote is incomprehensible! I spotted it when a friend, Suzie, noted she would be reading it. Consequently, it went on my Christmas list and Santa indulged me by placing it under the Christmas tree just for me. (I am so glad I was a good girl this year.) Things got even better from there, because Suzie agreed to read it with me as a bu ...more
Mimi
Definately liked it better than I did 14 years ago. I actually preferred this one over Dumas' The Three Musketeers, but possibly only because I was not as dissapointed in this one as I was in the latter.
Noqe
Nunca pensei que fosse gostar tanto *.*

I'm still half inebriated with this book! I devoured it!!
The book begins with political intrigues of the time in which they are involved godfather and friend of Cornelius Van Baerle, our main character, and that lead us to understand why it was inadvertently involved see the same political intrigue. To start when I read in political intrigue synopsis twisted my nose, I thought it would be an issue that would not go at all interested in me, but I actually li
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Maria
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a love story. It's about Cornelius van Baerle, who is in love with his tulips (but especially his coveted black tulip bulbs), and who falls in love with Rosa.

It's sweet, which I needed after The Count of Monte Cristo, and it's short, which I also needed. I'll be rereading it, as I like it a lot.

I'm not sure how Cornelius van Baerle fell in love with Rosa, because I couldn't quite tell, but maybe I was reading it too fast. At any rate, a few of the descriptions as to tulip growing were pr
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Alexandru Buşe-Dragomir
Mi-a fost mereu greu să găsesc până și cel mai mic detaliu care să îmi displacă în scrierile lui Dumas, iar Laleaua Neagră nu este o excepție. Mai mult, îmbinarea tematicii florale, domeniu de care sunt atras, nu a făcut decât să îi adauge un strop de farmec operei, îmbinându-se cu intensa poveste de dragoste într-un cadrul politic încărcat de zbucium și revoltă.
رؤى عطاري
Feb 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
مخيبة للأمل لدرجة أنني وصلت الصفحة المائة و الخمسون و لم استطع اكماله !
القصة بالمجمل ربما تحمل فكرة بسيطة لكن اللغة و السرد أقل من أن يصنفا كـ ( جيد )
عزيت ذلك للترجمة ربما لكنني حاولت قراءة الكتاب باللغة الانجليزية و تبين لي ان الكتاب بسيط إلى حد أنني لم أستطع اكماله !
Renee M
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Starts with some grisly, heart-stopping history, then becomes a rather sweet romance.
Khawlah Abdullah
لا اتذكر الأححداث بالتفصيل ، لكن الذي لن أنساه ، هو إصرار البطل في الحفاظ على نبتة الزنبقة السوداء وراعايتها حتى النهاية ، برغم كل شيء

جميلة
Rasha
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Those who have suffered much, have a right to be happy
Fren
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bellissimo libro, lettura semplice e scorrevole, mai un momento di noia! Apprezzato il contatto diretto con il lettore, cui Dumas si rivolge come se stesse facendo una tranquilla chiacchierata e non permette distrazioni.
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas fils.

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