Siyah Lale İngilizce Kitap Özeti
Cornelius is taken to the fortress of Loewestein to be imprisoned for life. By taming some pigeons in his cell, Cornelius succeeds in informing his old nurse, who in turn informs Rosa of his confinement. Rosa appeals to the Prince that his father be transferred to Loewestein, which is granted. Rosa comes to Cornelius’ cell in secret every night, and they become lovers. Meanwhile, she is taught to read and how to grow the black tulip. The first bulb had been destroyed by Rosa’s father, the second is planted by Rosa inside her room. At last it produces the black flower, but before Rosa could take it to the city to claim her prize, it is stolen by Boxtel, who had penetrated the fortress in the guise of a suitor. Rosa follows Boxtel to Haarlem and disputes with the President of the Horticultural Society the ownership of the black tulip. By a stroke of fate, the Prince appears and hears Rosa’s story. She shows them the third bulb which was entrusted to her by Cornelius, still wrapped in the note of his godfather. Having been taught to read by Cornelius, she notices the letter and shows it to the Prince, who is finally convinced. By order of the Prince Baerle is released and taken to Loewestein where she marries Rosa. This novel appears to be a precursor to the author’s more famous work – the Count of Monte Cristo, which has a somewhat similar plot.