The Floral Dictionary

Or, Language of Flowers


Author: Anna Maria Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993073984


Page: N.A

View: 437

A facsimile reprint of the very scarce 19th century Floral Dictionary by Anna Maria Campbell. This book differs from other Language of Flowers dictionaries of the period in several ways - it gives a colour to every plant, it includes some plants not listed elsewhere, and some of its meanings differ from those found in other books.

The Culture of Flowers


Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521414418

Category: Nature

Page: 462

View: 7432

An analysis of the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times.

Race Mixture in Nineteenth-Century U.S. and Spanish American Fictions

Gender, Culture, and Nation Building


Author: Debra J. Rosenthal

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6367

Race mixture has played a formative role in the history of the Americas, from the western expansion of the United States to the political consolidation of emerging nations in Latin America. Debra J. Rosenthal examines nineteenth-century authors in the United States and Spanish America who struggled to give voice to these contemporary dilemmas about interracial sexual and cultural mixing. Rosenthal argues that many literary representations of intimacy or sex took on political dimensions, whether advocating assimilation or miscegenation or defending the status quo. She also examines the degree to which novelists reacted to beliefs about skin differences, blood taboos, incest, desire, or inheritance laws. Rosenthal discusses U.S. authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Walt Whitman, William Dean Howells, and Lydia Maria Child as well as contemporary novelists from Cuba, Peru, and Ecuador, such as Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Clorinda Matto de Turner, and Juan Leon Mera. With her multinational approach, Rosenthal explores the significance of racial hybridity to national and literary identity and participates in the wider scholarly effort to broaden critical discussions about America to include the Americas.

Illustrated Botany, Containing a Floral Dictionary and a Glossary of Scientific Terms


Author: John B. Newman

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781340017163


Page: 232

View: 1844

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Language of Flowers


Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 023076181X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5032

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a moving story of hope and forgiveness, and an international bestseller. The Victorians used flowers to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. For Victoria Jones, flowers and their meanings are her only connection to the world – although for her, they are most useful in expressing feelings such as grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood in the foster care system, Victoria – now eighteen – has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes a meeting with a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realize what's been missing in her own life. As she starts to fall for him, though, she must confront a painful secret from her past – and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints

Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden


Author: Yankee Magazine

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780899093987

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 7049

A compendium of tips, recipes, and recommendations for everyday living, collected by the editors of the popular New England periodical, covers a wide range of topics, from baking bread using traditional methods and simplifying household chores to celebrating the holidays and caring for a garden. 15,000 first printing.