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SOUND THE DEEP WATERS is a beautiful anthology of poetry and art by women from the Victorian Age. Divided into four sections: "Love's Bitter Sweets," "Moments of Delight," "Dreams and Realities," and "Last Songs," this gift-sized book contains works by poets such as Christina Rossetti, Emily Jane Bronte, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and is illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite SOUND THE DEEP WATERS is a beautiful anthology of poetry and art by women from the Victorian Age. Divided into four sections: "Love's Bitter Sweets," "Moments of Delight," "Dreams and Realities," and "Last Songs," this gift-sized book contains works by poets such as Christina Rossetti, Emily Jane Bronte, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and is illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite images. Pamela Norris has skillfully selected paintings and poems that put the reader into the heart of the Victorian world, and the result is a lovely selection that can serve as an introduction to Romantic poetry, or as a keepsake for readers who already appreciate the poetry of the era. Elizabeth Barret Browning's 210th birthday is March 6, 2016! We'll be giving away 3 copies to celebrate the week before.


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SOUND THE DEEP WATERS is a beautiful anthology of poetry and art by women from the Victorian Age. Divided into four sections: "Love's Bitter Sweets," "Moments of Delight," "Dreams and Realities," and "Last Songs," this gift-sized book contains works by poets such as Christina Rossetti, Emily Jane Bronte, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and is illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite SOUND THE DEEP WATERS is a beautiful anthology of poetry and art by women from the Victorian Age. Divided into four sections: "Love's Bitter Sweets," "Moments of Delight," "Dreams and Realities," and "Last Songs," this gift-sized book contains works by poets such as Christina Rossetti, Emily Jane Bronte, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and is illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite images. Pamela Norris has skillfully selected paintings and poems that put the reader into the heart of the Victorian world, and the result is a lovely selection that can serve as an introduction to Romantic poetry, or as a keepsake for readers who already appreciate the poetry of the era. Elizabeth Barret Browning's 210th birthday is March 6, 2016! We'll be giving away 3 copies to celebrate the week before.

30 review for Sound the Deep Waters: Women's Romantic Poetry in the Victorian Age

  1. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    Given to me by my parents on my sixteenth birthday, this anthology of 19th-century women poets served as my introduction to the work of many of the authors included, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Christina Rossetti. It also served as my introduction to the Pre-Raphaelites, as the artwork accompanying the poetry is taken from that school. Some of the authors - particularly Emily Dickinson and the Brontë sisters - were already known to me, although in the case of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bro Given to me by my parents on my sixteenth birthday, this anthology of 19th-century women poets served as my introduction to the work of many of the authors included, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Christina Rossetti. It also served as my introduction to the Pre-Raphaelites, as the artwork accompanying the poetry is taken from that school. Some of the authors - particularly Emily Dickinson and the Brontë sisters - were already known to me, although in the case of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, this was solely through their prose works. Although I have not picked it up in years, I read and reread Sound the Deep Waters: Women's Romantic Poetry in the Victorian Age countless times as an adolescent, and derived significant enjoyment from both poetry and artwork. I must have been more romantically inclined, in those days! My favorite, of the pieces included by editor Pamela Norris, is Anne Brontë's "Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day", which still retains its power over me, despite the years: "MY soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze; For above and around me the wild wind is roaring, Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas. The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing, The bare trees are tossing their branches on high; The dead leaves, beneath them, are merrily dancing, The white clouds are scudding across the blue sky. I wish I could see how the ocean is lashing The foam of its billows to whirlwinds of spray; I wish I could see how its proud waves are dashing, And hear the wild roar of their thunder today!"

  2. 4 out of 5

    Overlook

    This out-of-print book is available on amazon: http://amzn.to/1PlUSkj! The pub date is February 2, 2016. This out-of-print book is available on amazon: http://amzn.to/1PlUSkj! The pub date is February 2, 2016.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I have just read this book from cover to cover, what an absolute delight. Illustrated throughout with glorious Pre-Raphaelite art, it contains selected poems written by women in the Victorian age, many of which were completely unknown to me, both the poems and the poets, at the end of the book there is a brief biography for each of the poets. There are some really beautiful and very poignant poems in this small book and be warned while some will make you smile some may bring a lump to the throat I have just read this book from cover to cover, what an absolute delight. Illustrated throughout with glorious Pre-Raphaelite art, it contains selected poems written by women in the Victorian age, many of which were completely unknown to me, both the poems and the poets, at the end of the book there is a brief biography for each of the poets. There are some really beautiful and very poignant poems in this small book and be warned while some will make you smile some may bring a lump to the throat. I cannot recommend this book enough.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mere

    Sound the Deep Waters is a collection of romantic poetry written by women from the victorian era. It is a very pretty book: each page is decorated with an old painting, usually of a woman. Definitely a collector's item for sure. Sound the Deep Waters is a collection of romantic poetry written by women from the victorian era. It is a very pretty book: each page is decorated with an old painting, usually of a woman. Definitely a collector's item for sure.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Britanny 🌷

    I was really excited for this and maybe I just need to give it time, but I wasn’t really impressed by the poems chosen. None of the poems resonated with me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Echo

    A good selection of poems mixed with some really lovely paintings.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I absolutely adored this poetry anthology! The combination of poetry and paintings really worked for me. Most of the poems were lovely, and I just found myself really compelled to keep reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cathleen

    So much to love in this keepsake volume: lush prints of Pre-Raphaelite portraits, inclusion of cherished literary muses such as the Brontë sisters and Christina Rossetti, the overall feel of sitting in a warm garden, lyrical expressions of a woman's heart. All true, but I will most be grateful for the introduction to Alice Meynell, especially for "A Shattered Lute". So much to love in this keepsake volume: lush prints of Pre-Raphaelite portraits, inclusion of cherished literary muses such as the Brontë sisters and Christina Rossetti, the overall feel of sitting in a warm garden, lyrical expressions of a woman's heart. All true, but I will most be grateful for the introduction to Alice Meynell, especially for "A Shattered Lute".

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    I wish I could be backwards reincarnated as Emily Bronte. A few gems, but not much that blew me away. Overall, pretty good if you're in the mood for Victorian romantic-style poetry (which I mostly wasn't, apparently). The accompanying paintings were a nice touch. I wish I could be backwards reincarnated as Emily Bronte. A few gems, but not much that blew me away. Overall, pretty good if you're in the mood for Victorian romantic-style poetry (which I mostly wasn't, apparently). The accompanying paintings were a nice touch.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brigitte

    Quite lovely. I enjoyed many of the passages. Very lyrical and the artwork was beautiful too. A neat little book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    butterflygloss

    My favorite poetry book of all time. So enchanting. Do wish it didn't just contain European people though! My favorite poetry book of all time. So enchanting. Do wish it didn't just contain European people though!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Grace

  13. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Minette

  15. 5 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Kay

  17. 5 out of 5

    Morgan Scorpion

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    Louise

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vincent

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  24. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rhiannon

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Viola Noir

  30. 5 out of 5

    Keith

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