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The Black Tulip

By: Alexandre Dumas,Pere
Published By: Double9 Books
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First published in 1850, The Black Tulip is a historical tale and a piece of Romantic poetry by Alexandre Dumas, Sr. The lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis in 1672, who were regarded as rebels against the stadtholder William III, marks the beginning of the story. A silent 1921 Dutch-UK co-production directed by Maurits Binger and Frank Richardson appears to have been the first movie version. In a well-liked 1937 UK rendition of the book, Alex Bryce starred Patrick Waddington as Cornelius Van Baerle. In August 1956, a five-part BBC miniseries starring Douglas Wilmer appeared. In September 1970, a second British miniseries aired. A bowdlerized version of the narrative was used to make a 50-minute children's animated film in 1988 by an Australian Burbank production company. Kit Goldstein wrote a musical adaptation in 2004, and it had its debut in February 2005 at Union College. The book was first released by Baudry in three volumes in 1850 under the name La Tulipe Noire (Paris). The same author's The Count of Monte Cristo has a story that is comparable to this one.

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Alexandre Dumas,Pere

Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802, was also called Alexandre Dumas père, and was a French writer. His historic books of high adventure were initially published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas's father's aristocratic rank helped the youthful Alexandre acquire work with Louis- Philippe, Duke of Orléans, as a writer, a career which led to early success. His father, Général Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French province of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) to Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman, and Marie-Cessette Dumas, an African slave. At 14, his father took Thomas-Alexandre to France, where he studied at a military school and joined the army for what turned out to be a distinguished career. He was known to have had somewhere around four ill-conceived children, but scholars believe it was seven. On 5 December 1870, Alexandre Dumas died at the age of 68. He was buried at his birthplace of Villers-Cotterêts in the branch of Aisne. His death was overlooked by the Franco-Prussian war. The Paris Métro named a station in his honor. In 2002, Alexandre Dumas' remains were re-buried at the Panthéon of Paris. His last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, was published in 2005. It highlighted a fictional character killing Lord Nelson (Nelson was shot and killed by an unknown sharpshooter).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 238 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357276394
  • ISBN-13: 9789357276399
  • Item Weight: 285.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary ,Fiction / Classics