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Sound The Deep Waters: Women's Romantic Poetry In The Victorian Age
"Romantic souls too shy to write a sentimental line to their loved ones on Valentine's Day may choose to proffer this compact and marvelously illustrated treasury instead. Selections from such Victorian poets as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emma Lazarus, Emily Dickinson and Emily and Anne Bronte express carefree, bittersweet or melancholy moods; the poems are illustrated wi ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published July 28th 2000 by Little Brown and Company
(first published 1991)
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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".