EXCEPTIONAL UNABRIDGED EDITION Read one of the greatest masterpieces of all time in a beautiful edition. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), prolific playwright and velist, is one of the most widely read French authors in the world. First published in 1850, The Black Tulip is a story of romantic love, jealousy and obsession, as much as a historical vel. Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip & win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter - together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret... A brilliant masterpiece by Alexandre Dumas at the height of his art, which will delight readers of all ages.