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The Black Tulip

Gelesen von Gail Timmerman Vaughan

(4,632 Sterne; 110 Bewertungen)

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.

(7 hr 34 min)

Chapters

01 - A Grateful People

20:27

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02 - The Two Brothers

16:48

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03 - The Pupil of John de Witt

17:26

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04 - The Murderers

19:05

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05 - The Tulip-fancier and his Neighbour

18:24

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06 - The Hatred of a Tulip-fancier

15:04

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07 - The Happy Man makes Acquaintance with Misfortune

20:45

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08 - An Invasion

14:14

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09 - The Family Cell

9:19

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10 - The Jailer's Daughter

8:38

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11 - Cornelius van Baerle's Will

23:33

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12 - The Execution

6:52

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13 - What was going on all this Time in the Mind of one of the Spectators

8:36

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14 - The Pigeons of Dort

9:23

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15 - The Little Grated Window

12:37

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16 - Master and Pupil

12:49

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17 - The First Bulb

15:41

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18 - Rosa's Lover

11:44

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19 - The Maid and the Flower

13:50

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20 - The Events which took place during those Eight Days

16:46

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21 - The Second Bulb

14:50

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22 - The Opening of the Flower

11:52

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23 - The Rival

12:47

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24 - The Black Tulip changes Masters

9:03

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25 - The President van Systens

12:28

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26 - A Member of the Horticultural Society

16:06

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27 - The Third Bulb

15:59

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28 - The Hymn of the Flowers

14:49

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29 - In which Van Baerle, before leaving Loewestein, settles Accounts with Gryp…

13:49

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30 - Wherein the Reader begins to guess the Kind of Execution that was awaiting…

6:46

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31 - Haarlem

14:00

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32 - A Last Request

8:48

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33 - Conclusion

11:02

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Bewertungen

dynamic twists

(4,5 Sterne)

Alexander made sure to have plenty of captivating twists. The overall "love story" had more humor than a romantic love about it. The way he captured the "lovers" in this story actually made me root for them to the end. He captured the villian so nicely that at the end, when the man lied through his teeth, I actually was moved to wishing I could reach into this story and slap the liar most soundly! Do so recommend this to anyone interested in a little piece of history mixed with a cute fictional story line.

Tulips and Romance

(4 Sterne)

The reader did a very nice job on this story which starts out with a grisly true-life event and then becomes a fairly sweet romance centering around the secret growing of the elusive black tulip at a time and place where tulips were supremely celebrated. I loved the characters of Rosa and Cornelius. She's a very modern heroine and he is the perfect, nerdy damsel-in-distress. This was good fun.

Great story

(4 Sterne)

Another great reading of Alexandre Dumas. I had never read one of his books until I found the Count of Monte Cristo on Librivox and since then have listened to nearly all the titles that have been recorded on here. This isn't quite as thrilling of story as the three musketeers books but still a good listen.

Lovely reading, fascinating story.

(5 Sterne)

This reader is wonderful and learning about the "great tulip war" was interesting. Definitely interested in reading up on some William of Orange, as well.

Very well read and entertaining stiry

(5 Sterne)

Not as intriguing as Alexander Dumas other novels, but still has excitement and suspense. Gail did a wonderful job reading as well

(3 Sterne)

I was interested in this book cause I have queen of the night tulips. Nice read and done by one reader which is always nice for listeners.

(4 Sterne)

One interesting and very well written novel by Alexander Dumas. It was pleasure to be part of the story of the famous black tulip.

good book

(5 Sterne)

as others have said, not as engaging as other Dumas books but still very good. I like this reader very much.