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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Beverly Seaton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release: 2012-10-10
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813934532

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 2011-08-23
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345525567

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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.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Priscila Sosa Cruz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2015-07-10
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781503579088

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Art
Author: Marina Heilmeyer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Release: 2006
File: 95 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000087156497

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Genre: Flower language
Author: Henrietta Dumont
Publisher:
Release: 1852
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044013658547

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From the medieval 'doctrine of signatures' and the Victorian floral message system through to their symbolic use today by artists and writers, this book shows how humans and flowers have formed a special relationship with an eloquent language of its own for those times when we cannot find the words to say what is in our hearts.

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Genre: Flowers
Author: Annie Bullen
Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
Release: 2004-06
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 1841651419

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Genre: Flower language
Author: Frederic Shoberl
Publisher:
Release: 1848
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044010398055

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Genre: Flower language
Author: Frederic Shoberl
Publisher:
Release: 1835
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:590262507

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Genre: Flower language
Author: Miss Ildrewe
Publisher:
Release: 1874
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433010840241

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Genre: Flower language
Author: Frederic Shoberl
Publisher:
Release: 1835
File: 362 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:15914160

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