The Language Of Flowers

Autor: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525566
File Size: 48,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 9343
Download or Read Book
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 Language Of Flowers

Autor: Beverly Seaton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813934532
File Size: 77,39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9998
Download or Read Book
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.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Autor: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345532864
File Size: 38,49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4834
Download or Read Book
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 Language Of Flowers

Autor: Marina Heilmeyer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN:
File Size: 17,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9073
Download or Read Book
The author outlines the mythology of flowers in the ancient and early Christian worlds and explains their special significance for love and marriage, in customs and festivals and the use of flowers as status symbols, as symbols of the seasons of the year or as metaphors of human qualities. Thirty-five beautiful depictions of flowers taken from the Renaissance and Baroque periods are reproduced as full-page illustrations accompanied by descriptive texts which analyse their symbolism, mythological importance, use and meaning in our present times.

The Language Of Flowers Coloring Book

Autor: John Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486430355
File Size: 46,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 7710
Download or Read Book
Attractive, accurately rendered collection of 30 floral beauties, with brief captions describing what each flower symbolizes. Includes the anemone (anticipation), buttercup (riches), red rose (romantic love), carnation (fidelity), poppy (extravagance), and 25 others. A treat for coloring book fans, flower lovers, and gardening enthusiasts.

The Language Of Flowers Dictionary

Autor: Priscila Sosa Cruz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503579085
File Size: 68,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9596
Download or Read Book
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.

The Language And Sentiment Of Flowers

Autor: James McCabe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557093844
File Size: 62,24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 2782
Download or Read Book
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

Autor: Jane Holloway
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 1101907959
File Size: 57,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 432
Download or Read Book
"A uniquely international anthology that explores the richly symbolic expressiveness of flowers through poems from around the world and through the ages"--