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The Language of Flowers


The Language of Flowers
  • Author : Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780345525567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Praise for The Language of Flowers "Instantly enchanting . . . [Diffenbaugh] is the best new writer of the year."—Elle “I would like to hand Vanessa Diffenbaugh a bouquet of bouvardia (enthusiasm), gladiolus (you pierce my heart) and lisianthus (appreciation). In this original and brilliant first novel, Diffenbaugh has united her fascination with the language of flowers—a long-forgotten and mysterious way of communication—with her firsthand knowledge of the travails of the foster-care system. . . . This novel is both enchanting and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Diffenbaugh is a talented writer and a mesmerizing storyteller. She includes a flower dictionary in case we want to use the language ourselves. And there is one more sprig I should add to her bouquet: a single pink carnation (I will never forget you).”—Washington Post "A fascinating debut . . . Diffenbaugh clearly knows both the human heart and her plants, and she keeps us rooting for the damaged Victoria."—O Magazine "Diffenbaugh effortlessly spins this enchanting tale, making even her prickly protagonist impossible not to love."—Entertainment Weekly

The Language of Flowers


The Language of Flowers
  • Author : Beverly Seaton
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2012-10-10
  • ISBN : 0813934532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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


The Language of Flowers
  • Author : Henrietta Dumont
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1852
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044013658547
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Victorian Flower Dictionary


A Victorian Flower Dictionary
  • Author : Mandy Kirkby
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780345532862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Language of Flowers Dictionary


The Language of Flowers Dictionary
  • Author : Priscila Sosa Cruz
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2015-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781503579088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.