The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

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; the who’s, what’s, and why’s. 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 “The Black Tulip” 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.


Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes, and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘The Black Tulip – by Alexandre Dumas’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.