This book contains Alexandre Dumas's 1850 historical novel, "The Black Tulip." The tale starts with the murder of the Dutch Grand Pensionary, Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis - at the hands of a bloodthirsty mob in 1672. The remainder of this thrilling work deals with the eighteen months following the incident. A masterful retelling of one of the most infamous incidents in Dutch history, "The Black Tulip" is not to be missed by fans of historical fiction. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo." Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.