The Black Tulip

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Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486812480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Set in 17th-century Holland, this historical novel forms a timeless political allegory in which the cultivation of a rare flower represents the triumph of justice, tolerance, and love over greed and jealousy.

The Black Tulip

A Novel of War in Afghanistan

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Author: Milton Bearden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588362162

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Set in the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan and the equally hazardous headquarters of the CIA Operations Directorate in Washington, The Black Tulip is a fast-paced thriller, based on real events, by the legendary spy who masterminded the plot to arm Afghan freedom fighters in their holy war against the Soviets. A longtime veteran of the CIA, Bearden knows the tricks of the trade, the price of honor, the bonds of blood, and the enduring lure of retribution.

The Masque of the Black Tulip

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Author: Lauren Willig

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749010010

Category: Fiction

Page: 483

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‘But if modern manhood had let me down, at least the past boasted brighter specimens. To wit, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Purple Gentian and the Pink Carnation, that dashing trio of spies who kept Napoleon in a froth of rage and the feminine population of England in another sort of froth entirely.’ Modern-day student Eloise Kelly has achieved a great academic coup by unmasking the elusive spy, the Pink Carnation, who saved England from Napoleon. But now she has a million questions about the Carnation’s deadly nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she’s pretty sure that handsome Colin Selwick has the answers somewhere in his family’s archives...

The Black Tulip - The Original Classic Edition

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Author: Dumas Alexandre

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN: 1486417663

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas - The Original Classic Edition Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: On the 20th of August, 1672, the city of the Hague, always so lively, so neat, and so trim that one might believe every day to be Sunday, with its shady park, with its tall trees, spreading over its Gothic houses, with its canals like large mirrors, in which its steeples and its almost Eastern cupolas are reflected,-the city of the Hague, the capital of the Seven United Provinces, was swelling in all its arteries with a black and red stream of hurried, panting, and restless citizens, who, with their knives in their girdles, muskets on their shoulders, or sticks in their hands, were pushing on to the Buytenhof, a terrible prison, the grated windows of which are still shown, where, on the charge of attempted murder preferred against him by the surgeon Tyckelaer, Cornelius de Witt, the brother of the Grand Pensionary of Holland was confined. If the history of that time, and especially that of the year in the middle of which our narrative commences, were not indissolubly connected with the two names just mentioned, the few explanatory pages which we are about to add might appear quite supererogatory; but we will, from the very first, apprise the reader-our old friend, to whom we are wont on the first page to promise amusement, and with whom we always try to keep our word as well as is in our power-that this explanation is as indispensable to the right understanding of our story as to that of the great event itself on which it is based. Cornelius de Witt, Ruart de Pulten, that is to say, warden of the dikes, ex-burgomaster of Dort, his native town, and member of the Assembly of the States of Holland, was forty-nine years of age, when the Dutch people, tired of the Republic such as John de Witt, the Grand Pensionary of Holland, understood it, at once conceived a most violent affection for the Stadtholderate, which had been abolished for ever in Holland by the Perpetual Edict forced by John de Witt upon the United Provinces. ...He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden-who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict-had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it. ...Thus, then, on the 20th of August, 1672, as we have already stated in the beginning of this chapter, the whole town was crowding towards the Buytenhof, to witness the departure of Cornelius de Witt from prison, as he was going to exile; and to see what traces the torture of the rack had left on the noble frame of the man who knew his Horace so well.

Leyla

The Black Tulip

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Author: Alev Lytle Croutier

Publisher: Amer Girl

ISBN: 9781584858317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

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While trying to help her financially destitute family, twelve-year-old Leyla ends up on a slave ship bound for Istanbul, then in the beautiful Topkapi Palace, where she discovers that life in the sheltered world of the palace harem follows its own rigid rules and rhythms and offers her unexpected opportunities during Turkey's brief Tulip Period of the 1720s. Simultaneous. 100,000 first printing.