At a glance:
- Author: Virginia Woolf
- First Published: 1933
- Time of Work: The mid-nineteenth century
- Setting: Reading and London, England; and Pisa and Florence, Italy
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Parents and children, Dogs, Love or romance, Authors or writers, Nineteenth century, Marriage, Poetry or poets, Fathers, Sick persons, Kidnapping, Pets, Biography
- Locales: Europe, London, England, Florence, Italy, Italy, Reading, England, Pisa, Italy, United Kingdom
Form and Content
As a fictionalized life story of a cocker spaniel, Flush: A Biography offers the reader a view of the courtship and marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning from an unusual perspective. Although Virginia Woolf uses the third-person narrator throughout the book, the events of the story are revealed through a dog’s sensory perceptions. The six chapters of the book correspond to six stages in the life of Flush, beginning with what is known of his early years and ending with his death as an old dog.
In the first chapter, Woolf explores the...
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