Reviews of Black Tulip, the (1850)
Review by prizmski (2003-03-08)
An excellent book by Dumas, with an unlikely central character! The Black Tulip progresses through Van Baerle's attempts at creating the first black tulip, and his menacing neighbor Boxtel, who is also a tulip fanatic racing for the same goal. It is a book filled with malice and beauty, and Dumas does an excellent job of interweaving just enough true historical events into the story that the reader isn't quite sure what's real and what's not. A fantatic read by the master of storytelling, Dumas himself!