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Flush : a biography /
Virginia Woolf ; edited by Elizabeth Steele.
imprint
Oxford : Published for the Shakespeare Head Press by Blackwell, 1999.
description
xxxi, 123 p. : ill.
ISBN
0631177299
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford : Published for the Shakespeare Head Press by Blackwell, 1999.
isbn
0631177299
general note
Black cloth boards; lettered in silver. White dust jacket printed in red, silver and black.
Not in Kirkpatrick, 4th ed.
local note
Victoria University Library Woolf Collection copy has dust jacket.
catalogue key
2399990
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2012-12-24:
Narrator Eileen Atkins turns in a pitch-perfect performance in this charming audio production of Woolf's biography of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, Flush. The story uses the dog-one of the most famous animals in literary history-as a lens for understanding the travails of his owner, the romantic story of her courtship and marriage to Robert Browning, and the class system of mid-19th-century British society. Atkins adopts the proper tender tones in describing the blossoming relationship between Flush and Elizabeth, who feeds him delicacies from her own hand, but changes her voice to depict Flush's fury at being displaced by the interloper Robert. Atkins also beautifully captures the sense of freedom-not experienced since puppyhood-Flush feels when he's set loose from the confining parlors of Wimpole Street and moved to the sunbaked streets of Italy with the newlyweds. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Summaries
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Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings spaniel was what she called "a little escapade", begun to "ease my brain" in the wake of The Waves (1931). The intensities of that most demanding fiction were soon supplanted by canine psychology and the art of anthropomorphism. For all its fun and frivolity, Flush is none the less a work seriously inclined to mock and question the genre of biography, as did Woolf's earlier, more ambitious, and more widely read jeu d'esprit, Orlando (1928), and was written in part as a joke at the expense of the biographer Lytton Strachey. Like Orlando it too bespeaks its author's feminism. In this new edition, which uses as copy-text the second issue of the first English edition and reproduces the original illustrations, Elizabeth Steele maps the events that inspired the book. She provides a wealth of information about its writing and reception - concerning fact and fiction, and Woolf's views on the art of biography - and details its publication history.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Woolf's biography of 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.
Long Description
Virginia Woolfs biography of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings spaniel was what she called "a little escapade", begun to "ease my brain" in the wake of The Waves (1931). The intensities of that most demanding fiction were soon supplanted by canine psychology and the art of anthropomorphism. For all its fun and frivolity, Flush is none the less a work seriously inclined to mock and question the genre of biography, as did Woolfs earlier, more ambitious, and more widely read jeu desprit, Orlando (1928), and was written in part as a joke at the expense of the biographer Lytton Strachey. Like Orlando it too bespeaks its authors feminism. In this new edition, which uses as copy-text the second issue of the first English edition and reproduces the original illustrations, Elizabeth Steele maps the events that inspired the book. She provides a wealth of information about its writing and reception - concerning fact and fiction, and Woolfs views on the art of biography - and details its publication history.
Main Description
This story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants right from the opening pages. Although Flush has adventures of his own with bullying dogs, horrid maids, and robbers, he also provides the reader with a glimpse into Browning's life. Introduction by Trekkie Ritchie.
Main Description
Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings spaniel was what she called 'a little escapade', begun to 'ease my brain' in the wake of The Waves (1931).
Main Description
Virginia Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings spaniel was what she called "a little escapade", begun to "ease my brain" in the wake of The Waves (1931). The intensities of that most demanding fiction were soon supplanted by canine psychology and the art of anthropomorphism.For all its fun and frivolity, Flush is none the less a work seriously inclined to mock and question the genre of biography, as did Woolf's earlier, more ambitious, and more widely read jeu d'esprit, Orlando (1928), and was written in part as a joke at the expense of the biographer Lytton Strachey. Like Orlando it too bespeaks its author's feminism.In this new edition, which uses as copy-text the second issue of the first English edition and reproduces the original illustrations, Elizabeth Steele maps the events that inspired the book. She provides a wealth of information about its writing and reception - concerning fact and fiction, and Woolf's views on the art of biography - and details its publication history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ntroduction
rontispiece
Three Mile Cross
The Back Bedroom
The Hooded Man
Whitechapel
Italy
The End
uthorities
otes
ditors Notes
Authorities (Manuscript)
To Flush, My Dog
Textual Variants and Emendation
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