A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
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“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.”
Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. 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, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.
From the Hardcover edition.
- File Size: 3100 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 20, 2011)
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0054KO4XK
- ISBN: 0345532864