Flush

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Woolf’s novel about Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel was what she called ‘a little escapade’. For all its fun and frivolity, Flush is none the less a work seriously inclined to mock and question the genre of biography.

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“Written after Woolf had finished her emotionally draining work on The Waves, Flush purports to be an autobiography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s eponymous cocker spaniel, charting the dog’s early days in the countryside, his adoption by the famous poet, his subsequent life in London and his travels with his owners to Italy.While the resulting narrative is light-hearted and playful on the surface, Woolf ingeniously uses the faux-naif impressions of her animal narrator to voice her social criticism on topics such as the class system and the relationship between man and woman. Much like its predecessor Orlando, Flush is a genre-defying blend of biography and fantasy, and an accessible yet stylistically innovative jeu d’esprit.”

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Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.2 × 0.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K