Tulip fever by Deborah Moggach

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Published by W. Heinemann in London .

Written in English

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  • Netherlands -- History -- Wars of Independence, 1556-1648 -- Fiction

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Statementby Deborah Moggach.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6063.O44 T85 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18584912M
ISBN 10043400779X

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About the Book. A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution -- set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace.

Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs.

Tulip Fever () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more Menu. Movies. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.

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In s Amsterdam, tulip fever has seized the populace. Tulip Fever, the film of Deborah Moggach’s novel, is released this spring Some time later I was asked to take part in a discussion at a film festival.

The event was at the Empire Leicester Square — the very cinema where, some years before, my then-boyfriend, the cartoonist Mel Calman, had suffered a heart attack and died as we were.

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The lovers soon plan to start a new life together by investing in tulip bulbs during a global craze for the flowers. Based on the novel by Deborah Moggach, Tulip Fever was directed by Justin Chadwick.

Judi Dench, Tom Hollander, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Publish your book with B&: Twc. To paraphrase Bill Murray’s famous line from “Tootsie,” the long-delayed “Tulip Fever” is one nutty 17th century offers curious viewers a very horny, “Titanic”-esque forbidden romance, a subplot involving someone pretending to be pregnant for nine months, and then juxtaposes that with in-depth sequences about the tulip trade in s Amsterdam.

He also implies that the film is a “noir,” writing: “A number of years ago I fell in love with a book called Tulip Fever. The rights were controlled by a brilliant producer, Alison : Ira Madison III. It’s based on the novel Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach. Set during the Tulip Mania in Amsterdam in the s, it’s well, it was marketed (such as it was) as a thriller, but there’s nothing remotely thrilling about it.

It’s the story of Sophia (Vikander), who is married to an older merchant, Cornelis (Waltz), and he engages a painter.

Painted by a minor Dutch artist inthis painting inspired the book Tulip Fever. In very fast-moving fashion, Moggach tells a tale of passion and deception.

Set in s Amsterdam, the novel captures that city's frenzy of commerce. Parents need to know that Tulip Fever is a disappointing period tale based on a novel by Deborah Moggach. It's sort of about the "tulip boom" of the 17th century, but that story is sidelined in favor of a not-very-interesting bedroom drama.

Sexual content is 2/5. His handsome yet cripplingly dull Tulip Fever is every bit a throwback to that age of Chocolat and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, awards-primed adaptations of 2/5. Seventeenth-century Amsterdam is a city in the grip of tulip mania, basking in the wealth it has generated.

Sophia s husband Cornelis, an ageing merchant, is among those grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his young bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and as ambitions 3/5(19).

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I was rather sad when the book ended, simply because I didn’t want it to end – surely the sign of a good book!

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