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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004
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‘Set me as a seal on your heart, for love is stronger than death.'

'Spanning many years, travelling across Australia's vast continent and through some of Europe's great cities, The Submerged Cathedral is a beguiling, heartbreaking story of paradise and the fall, of sacrifice and atonement, and of sisterly love and rivalry. Most of all, however, it is about an enduring and sacred love – a love stronger than death – and the journeys undertaken in its name. Written in spare, haunting prose, this novel is a work of the highest literary merit, as well as a timeless love story that will enthrall readers. The release of Charlotte Wood's acclaimed first novel, Pieces of a Girl, marked her as a young writer of great promise; The Submerged Cathedral thrillingly confirms that promise with astonishing assurance and lyricism.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, John and Felicia, whose love story inspired this one and for Sean, with gratitude for ours
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2004 .
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      Extent: 302p.
      ISBN: 1740512642

Works about this Work

Gardens of Empire, Eden, and Passion in Charlotte Wood's The Submerged Cathedral Duc Dau , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 48-61)
Duc Dau explores the representation of gardens in Charlotte Wood's The Submerged Cathedral.
Forgive Me, Forgive Me : The Ethics of Using Other People's Lives in Fiction Charlotte Wood , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 68 no. 4 2009; (p. 66-83)
Mosaic of Love, Hate, Faith, Family, and Nationality Marjorie C. Allison , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 102)

— Review of The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
'Plagued By Hideous Imaginings' Ken Gelder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 179 2005; (p. 32-37)

— Review of Surrender Sonya Hartnett 2005 single work novel ; Bright Planet Peter Mews 2004 single work novel ; Sixty Lights Gail Jones 2004 single work novel ; The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel ; Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Prize Fighters Booked for Crack at the Franklin Murray Waldren , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 April 2005; (p. 3)
Untitled Jo Case , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 83 no. 7 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
Pain of Biblical Proportions Ceridwen Spark , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
Celebration of Love Katharine England , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 March 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
Voices Muffled, Weighed-Down Lives Ian McFarlane , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 April 2004; (p. 6a)

— Review of The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
Family Affairs Thuy On , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 April 2004; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Names for Nothingness Georgia Blain 2004 single work novel ; The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
Take a Florist and a Monk and Mix Well Caroline Baum , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 February 2004; (p. 3)
The Face : Charlotte Wood : Novelist Murray Waldren , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 February 2004; (p. 3)
J'Accuse: Writers' Spat a Page-Turner 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2004; (p. 26)
This article reports that Sue Woolfe accused Charlotte Wood of plagiarism. Woolfe allegedly contended that a story from her 1999 collection Wild Minds had been plagiarised in Wood's The Submerged Cathedral.
Dark Downs Thriller Stands Tall on Short List Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 April 2005; (p. 3)
Prize Fighters Booked for Crack at the Franklin Murray Waldren , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 April 2005; (p. 3)

Awards

2005 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2005 commended International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book
Last amended 12 May 2015 10:54:29
Settings:
  • Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Pittwater area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Europe,
  • Victoria,
  • 1963-1984
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