Catalogue


Flush : a biography /
by Virginia Woolf.
edition
1st Harvest ed.
imprint
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
description
185 p.
ISBN
0156319527
format(s)
Book
More Details
series title
imprint
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
isbn
0156319527
citation/reference
Kirkpatrick, 4th ed. A19f.
general note
"Stiff white pictorial paper wrappers printed in pale brown, brownish-red, pink, and black." -- Kirkpatrick.
catalogue key
73373
 
Bibliography: p. 171.
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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A novel contribution to Browning material, which will interest anyone who saw THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET, anyone who is collecting Browning data, and most people who like to read about dogs. For with the slenderest material to work on, Miss Woolf has produced a sympathetic study of the famous spaniel, and made him a real and vivid personality. First owned by Miss Mitford, he roamed the country at will; after he was given to Miss Barrett, he settled down into the role of invalid's dog. When Robert Browning appeared on the scene, he showed keen resentment at sharing his mistress' attention, but eventually accepted him as inevitable. The move to Italy was a ticket to freedom. Though essentially Flush's story, Virginia Woolf has given interesting sidelights on the Brownings and those associated with them, and she has told it in her most delightful style, devoid of the indirection and obscurity of most of her fiction.
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Summaries
Description for Library
The life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning as seen through the experiences of her pet dog.
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.
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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