Dumas, Alexandre, d. Ält.: Black Tulip D
- NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS, 09/2011
- Einband: CD
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-13: 9781843794639
- Bestell-Nr.: 9429389
- Umfang: 7 Seiten
- Altersfreigabe: FSK ab 0 freigegeben - - -
- Gewicht: 408 g
- Maße: 145 x 127 mm
- Stärke: 51 mm
- Spielzeit: 537:00 Min.
- Erscheinungstermin: 15.9.2011
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When tulip-grower Cornelius van Baerle is framed for treason and sentenced to death, he is powerless against the brutal factional politics that put him to prison. But Rosa, the jailer’s daughter, is beautiful and strong-willed, and when they fall in love she determines not only to save him but also to grow the near mythical flower: the black tulip. Set in the savage turmoil of Holland’s late 17th century, this intimate novel celebrates the power of integrity over obsession, and tolerance over violence; and it creates in the black tulip a symbol of humanity’s potential.
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Peter Joyce trained at Rose Bruford College and won the Radio Prize. His credits include appearances with the RSC in the West End and he is currently the director of two companies: Assembled Stories, which records classic literature onto CD, and Past Present Science, for which he travels the world performing his one man shows about Galileo and Newton.
KurzbeschreibungWhen tulip-grower Cornelius van Baerle is framed for treason and sentenced to death, he is powerless against the brutal factional politics that put him in prison. But Rosa, the jailer's daughter, is beautiful and strong-willed, and when they fall in love she determines not only to save him but also to grow the near mythical flower: the black tulip.
Set in the savage turmoil of Holland's late 17th century, this intimate novel celebrates the power of integrity over obsession, and tolerance over violence; and it creates in the black tulip a symbol of humanity's potential.
Biografie ( Dumas, Alexandre, d. Ält.)Alexandre Dumas der Ältere (1802-1870) wächst als Sohn eines napoleonischen Generals in der nordfranzösischen Provinz auf. Früh verwaist und arm, doch von seinen Talenten überzeugt, begibt er sich als Neunzehnjähriger nach Paris, wo er zum Theater will. Sein Kapital: eine schöne Handschrift, ein paar erwilderte Rebhühner und eine schier unerschöpfliche Phantasie. Die Theaterstücke, die er zunächst schreibt, sind heute vergessen. Doch zwanzig Jahre später, 1844, ist er mit "Der Grafen von Monte Christo" der König des literarischen Feuilletons. Denn Dumas hatte den Nerv des Leserpublikums getroffen. Er bot eine intrigenreiche Handlung, Spannung, Illustion auf einem geschichtlichen Hintergrund, den man in groben Zügen kannte. Er bot historische Wahrheit, phantasievoll aufgefüllt mit Dichtung, und mischte ihr jenen feinen Schuß Ironie bei, der seine Romane bis heute so lesenswert macht.
Disk 1 von 7
- 1 Chapter 1: A Grateful People
- 2 The wretched tool who was at hand to be the agent
- 3 "Thus, then, on the 20th of August, 1672"
- 4 "No violence, however, had as yet been committed"
- 5 Chapter 2: The Two Brothers
- 6 This was just at the very moment
- 7 Then we are lost
- 8 Chapter 3: The Pupil of John De Witt
- 9 Mynheer Bowelt wished to speak
- 10 It was not long before the Count heard
- 11 The two brothers looked first at each other
- 12 Chapter 4: The Murderers
- 13 And whilst the servant was turning round
Disk 2 von 7
- 1 "He had scarcely left the room, when John"
- 2 Chapter 5: The Tulip-fancier and his Neighbour
- 3 Cornelius then remained alone in his large house.
- 4 In the same degree as Cornelius de Witt had excited
- 5 Maybe this was not quite in accordance
- 6 Chapter 6: The Hatred of a Tulip-fancier
- 7 He considered a long time
- 8 Just then the Tulip Society of Haarlem offered a prize
- 9 Chapter 7: The Happy Man makes Acquaintance with Misfortune
- 10 "But, on the contrary, Cornelius had received the parcel"
- 11 Suddenly the bell of his cabinet was rung
- 12 At this moment they saw across the banister
- 13 Chapter 8: An Invasion
Disk 3 von 7
- 1 "But, whether from a feeling of shame"
- 2 "He found nothing, and thought he was mistaken."
- 3 Chapter 9: The Family Cell
- 4 "Thus left alone, Cornelius threw himself on his bed"
- 5 Chapter 10: The Jailers Daughter
- 6 "But, instead of acting up to the doctors prescription"
- 7 Chapter 11: Cornelius van Baerles Will
- 8 This was Van Baerles whole defence
- 9 Cornelius saw nothing but the golden brocade cap
- 10 Cornelius took her by the hand.
- 11 Chapter 12: The Execution
- 12 Chapter 13: What was going on all this Time
- 13 Mynheer Boxtel went to the headsman
Disk 4 von 7
- 1 Chapter 14: The Pigeons of Dort
- 2 Van Baerles nurse had received the letter
- 3 Chapter 15: The Little Grated Window
- 4 This visit of the jailer
- 5 Chapter 16: Master and Pupil
- 6 Rosa withdrew
- 7 Chapter 17: The First Bulb
- 8 "Then, as the turn which the conversation took"
- 9 "But Gryphus, obstinate, like an old man"
- 10 Chapter 18: Rosas Lover
- 11 "Tell me Rosa, continued Cornelius"
- 12 Chapter 19: The Maid and the Flower
Disk 5 von 7
- 1 "He, on his part, awoke deeper in love than ever."
- 2 Cornelius was now alone once more
- 3 Chapter 20: The Events which took place during those Eight Days
- 4 He waited for a moment
- 5 "Rosa shook her head, after which followed a pause."
- 6 Chapter 21: The Second Bulb
- 7 "Cornelius then awoke, trembling with joy"
- 8 From that hour every day marked some progress
- 9 Chapter 22: The Opening of the Flower
- 10 Cornelius stood with his heart upon his lips
- 11 Chapter 23: The Rival
- 12 For seven days Boxtel in vain watched Rosa
Disk 6 von 7
- 1 Chapter 24: The Black Tulip changes Masters
- 2 She did not finish her speech
- 3 Chapter 25:The President van Systens
- 4 The reader may imagine the anger of the jailer
- 5 Youve seen the black tulip! cried Rosa
- 6 Chapter 26: A Member of the Horticultural Society
- 7 Scarcely had he reached his anteroom
- 8 At the noise of their footsteps
- 9 Chapter 27: The Third Bulb
- 10 The Prince gave a start
- 11 Boxtel hesitated for a moment
- 12 Chapter 28: The Hymn of the Flowers
Disk 7 von 7
- 1 There is nothing more galling
- 2 "Chapter 29: In which Van Baerle, before leaving Loewestein"
- 3 "During this time, the guards who had seized Cornelius"
- 4 Cornelius counted the steps which led to the esplanade
- 5 Chapter 30: Wherein the Reader begins to guess
- 6 Chapter 31: Haarlem
- 7 At the head of the notables
- 8 Every eye was looking eagerly for the heroine
- 9 Chapter 32: A Last Request
- 10 "William, impassible and quiet as usual"
- 11 Chapter 33: Conclusion
- 12 On their arriving at the Hotel de Ville
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