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The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

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The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

Henry N. Ellacombe, "The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare"
ISBN: 0486813282 | 2017 | EPUB |435 pages | 35.30 MB


From Ophelia's pansies and Lear's crown of weeds to Desdemona's song of the willow and the many botanical references in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare abound in allusions to trees, flowers, herbs, and shrubs. This unique book explores a charming intersection of nature and literature, examining every plant mentioned by the playwright.

An alphabetical glossary cites each plant, placing the quotation in context and discussing its symbolism. A synopsis of the plant's history is followed by practical advice for its cultivation. Dozens of engravings of plants appear throughout the book, in addition to full-page illustrations of Shakespeare's garden and other Avon sites. Shakespeare enthusiasts, historians, plant lovers, and gardeners will appreciate this comprehensive botanical survey and identification guide.



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