Flush (Vintage Classics) (UK Edition)

October 30, 2020
Flush (Vintage Classics) (UK Edition)

'Flush was an English cocker spaniel who belonged to thenineteenth-century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Virginia Woolflearned of him from the love letters Elizabeth wrote to her futurehusband, fellow poet Robert Browning, and found 'the figure oftheir dog made me laugh so, I couldn't resist making him aLife.'The resulting 'biography' combines sensuous imaginativedescription with sharp social comment, and brings Woolf'sunsentimental humour and insight to the fore. We see Flush as loyalconfidant to Elizabeth on her sickbed at Wimpole Street, and fromhis jealous perspective we witness her courtship by Browning, theirelopement and new life in Italy. The perfect accessibleintroduction to Woolf's genius, a unique blend of fact and fiction,Flush is perhaps best read in the company of a caninecompanion.This edition includes the four original illustrations by VanessaBell and an afterword by Margaret Forster.Cover designed by the award-winning Finnish designer Aino-MaijaMetsola