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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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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      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
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)
'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
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
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)
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
Who Invented This Rule Anyway? Anna Goldsworthy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 261 2004; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Sibyl's Cave Catherine Padmore 2004 single work novel ; The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel
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.
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
Who Invented This Rule Anyway? Anna Goldsworthy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 261 2004; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Sibyl's Cave Catherine Padmore 2004 single work novel ; 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
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
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)
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)
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.

Awards

2005 commended International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book
2005 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
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