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The Resource Wordsworth's gardens and flowers : the spirit of paradise, Peter Dale and Brandon C. Yen

Wordsworth's gardens and flowers : the spirit of paradise, Peter Dale and Brandon C. Yen

Label
Wordsworth's gardens and flowers : the spirit of paradise
Title
Wordsworth's gardens and flowers
Title remainder
the spirit of paradise
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dale and Brandon C. Yen
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A book that debunks the popular myth that William Wordsworth was, first and foremost, a poet of daffodils, 'Wordsworth's Gardens and Flowers' provides a vivid account of Wordsworth as a gardening poet who not only wrote about gardens and flowers but also designed - and physically worked in - his gardens. The first section focuses on the gardens that Wordsworth made at Grasmere and Rydal in the English Lake District, and also in Leicestershire, at Coleorton. The gardens are explored via his poetry and prose and the journals of his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth. In the second half of the book, the reader learns more of Wordsworth's use of flowers in his poetry, exploring the vital importance of British flowers and other 'unassuming things' to his work, as well as their wider cultural, religious and political meaning. Throughout, the text is woven around illustrations that bring Wordsworth's gardens and flowers to life, including rare botanical prints, many reproduced here for the first time in several decades
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dale, Peter
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5892.N2
LC item number
D35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yen, Brandon Chao-Chi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Landscape gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardens in literature
  • Plants in literature
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Gardening
  • Gardens in literature
  • Landscape gardening
  • Natural history
  • Plants in literature
  • England
Label
Wordsworth's gardens and flowers : the spirit of paradise, Peter Dale and Brandon C. Yen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The gardens and their maker. Racedown : early digging ; Home at Grasmere : the garden at Dove Cottage ; Fingerprints, green or inky ; Weeding out the difficulties ; Denominations, but not factions ; The winter garden for Sir George and Lady Beaumont ; Wordsworth as landscape theorist ; Ideas on the ground : the garden at Coleorton ; Coleorton in retrospect ; Rydal Mount... idle mount -- Part 2: The flowers and the poetry. The daisy and 'unassuming things' ; Rose ; Bluebell and harebell ; Harebells and Dorothy Wordsworth ; Rude and mean things ; Wild flowers and ruins ; Ruins, weeds and florists' flowers ; 'Relics of Eden-land' ; Botany ; 'Of a poetic kind' ; 'An excellent botanist' ; 'William's favourite' ; Celandines pressed and sculpted ; Primroses and glow-worms
Control code
1012770877
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781851498956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1012770877
Label
Wordsworth's gardens and flowers : the spirit of paradise, Peter Dale and Brandon C. Yen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The gardens and their maker. Racedown : early digging ; Home at Grasmere : the garden at Dove Cottage ; Fingerprints, green or inky ; Weeding out the difficulties ; Denominations, but not factions ; The winter garden for Sir George and Lady Beaumont ; Wordsworth as landscape theorist ; Ideas on the ground : the garden at Coleorton ; Coleorton in retrospect ; Rydal Mount... idle mount -- Part 2: The flowers and the poetry. The daisy and 'unassuming things' ; Rose ; Bluebell and harebell ; Harebells and Dorothy Wordsworth ; Rude and mean things ; Wild flowers and ruins ; Ruins, weeds and florists' flowers ; 'Relics of Eden-land' ; Botany ; 'Of a poetic kind' ; 'An excellent botanist' ; 'William's favourite' ; Celandines pressed and sculpted ; Primroses and glow-worms
Control code
1012770877
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781851498956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1012770877

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