The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers


By (author) James McCabe

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  • Publisher: APPLEWOOD BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 180mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN 10: 1557093849
  • ISBN 13: 9781557093844
  • Sales rank: 171,182

Product description

This colorful Victorian book evokes an age gone by, before the days of email and overnight shipping, when communication between people was a very special occasion, made more difficult by time and space. To Victorian letter-writers of the West a new, exotic and secret language came from the East-communicating through flowers. The language of flowers became so refined in the nineteenth century that this dictionary was necessary. Using this source, one could send a message of reproach, passion, friendship, quarrel or a myriad of other sentiments singly and combined via a simple bouquet without ever penning a single word.

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