The Language Of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525566
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

The Secret Language Of Flowers

Author: Samantha Gray
Publisher: Cico Books
ISBN: 9781782492054
Size: 74.66 MB
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This beautifully-illustrated gift book reveals the hidden meanings of over 50 popular flowers. Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? 'The Secret Language of Flowers' is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more. Discover the meanings of over 50 flowers: how lily of the valley symbolizes the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345532864
Size: 65.79 MB
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Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings-- love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.

The Secret Language Of Flowers

Author: Shane Connolly
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
ISBN:
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A lavishly illustrated gift book for flower lovers reveals the historical symbolism of flowers and plants and explains how to create a bouquet that conveys the correct feelings in chapters that present detailed instructions for fifty-seven different floral arrangements, along with information on the historical meaning of each and a comprehensive glossary. 10,000 first printing.

The Language And Sentiment Of Flowers

Author: James McCabe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557093844
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This colorful Victorian floral dictionary, illustrated with more than 250 drawings, gives meanings for nearly 800 flowers and unlocks a secret language used in the 19th century.

The Language Of Flowers

Author: Beverly Seaton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813934532
Size: 69.69 MB
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The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and America. At the heart of the book is a depiction of what the three most important flower books from each of the countries divulge about the period and the respective cultures. Seaton shows that the language of flowers was not a single and universally understood correlation of flowers to meanings that men and women used to communicate in matters of love and romance. The language differs from book to book, country to country. To place the language of flowers in social and literary perspective, the author examines the nineteenth-century uses of flowers in everyday life and in ceremonies and rituals and provides a brief history of floral symbolism. She also discusses the sentimental flower book, a genre especially intended for female readers. Two especially valuable features of the book are its table of correlations of flowers and their meanings from different sourcebooks and its complete bibliography of language of flower titles. This book will appeal not only to scholars in Victorian studies and women's studies but also to art historians, book collectors, museum curators, historians of horticulture, and anyone interested in nineteenth-century popular culture.

The Language Of Flowers

Author: Sheila Pickles
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780517574607
Size: 23.85 MB
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Excerpts of poetry about flowers and brief descriptions of their characteristics accompany illustrations of each flower

The Meaning Of Flowers

Author: Ann Field
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452140901
Size: 30.18 MB
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Should you send a rose of crimson or of white to the one you love? What gift of flowers best expresses thanks to a dear friend? From ancient days, long before words complicated what we say to one another, flowers have been our messengers, invested with our most cherished feelings. Illustrated with luscious collages by acclaimed artist Ann Field, this enchanting tribute to the power and symbolism of flowers offers a contemporary introduction to an age-old tradition. The text draws on botanical, historical, and mythological sources worldwide, from ancient Rome to Victorian England, from Asia to the Americas, presenting portraits of almost 50 blossoms favored for all time. In Persia, for instance, the black medulla of the red tulip was said to represent the lover's heart, burnt to a coal by love's passion. To Victorians, lavender signified a broken trust, hollyhocks fertility, and nasturtiums a jest or whimsy. Blending fact, folktale, natural history, and original art, The Meaning of Flowers explores the language and lore of nature's most intimate and beautiful gifts.

The Language Of Flowers Dictionary

Author: Priscila Sosa Cruz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503579085
Size: 57.20 MB
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Inspired from the language of flowers from the Victorian era, the Language of Flowers Dictionary gives a brief blast from the past and a full list of flower meanings ranging from A to Z. The list contains meanings that are commonly found with the flower, but remember, no meaning is definite.