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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Prunella Scales Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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One of the most famous of all literary dogs, Flush was the golden cocker spaniel belonging to Elizabeth Barrett. In this charming and heartfelt biography, Virginia Woolf tells his story: his early days as Miss Mitford's puppy running across the fields in wild abandon and fathering another, the years spent in his invalid mistress' bedroom in Wimpole Street, the terror of his kidnap by a Whitechapel gang, the excitement of Miss Barrett's relationship with Robert Browning, and a subsequent very different and much happier life in Italy.

Flush, already immortalised in poetry, is vividly brought to life in this humorous, compassionate yet unsentimental portrayal of a dog's loves, fears, jealousies, and reconciliations. This is a triumph of imaginative, sympathetic and remarkably accessible writing.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/14/2014

    " One of the most charming books I have ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bridget | 2/11/2014

    " I couldn't get into this book, even after many failed attempts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/31/2014

    " Cute biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning from the perspective of her dog. Not what you would necessarily expect from V. Woolf but an enjoyable read. A good contrast after struggling through "The Waves." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 1/28/2014

    " This is one of Virginia Woolf's oddest novels I thought. It reminded me very much of her earlier book Orlando. Same writing style and same chapter set-up. The book also reminded me of a dog version of Black Beauty as well. Overall, if you like dog stories this book is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gebanuzo | 1/23/2014

    " Omg! I love how Virginia created this relation between Elizabeth and Flush, It's a little sad, but I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Munro | 1/19/2014

    " Before Marley, before Enzo, before Edgar Sawtelle (but after Buck), there was Flush. Really the biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Forney | 12/30/2013

    " Very amusing and wonderful insights into the life of the Brownings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 12/24/2013

    " Oh, the life of a Spaniel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 12/19/2013

    " A good story. We lost our rescued Doberman yesterday to heart failure so a dog book seemed in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekka | 12/18/2013

    " This was a thoroughly enjoyable little book! I haven't read anything of Woolfe's before, but I think I may have to now, if this is typical of her writing. She manages to completely bring the Barrett Brownings to life through the eyes of Elizabeth's beloved pet Flush. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 k | 11/13/2013

    " cute, but slight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/22/2013

    " Just could not get into this one at all. Nope. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aubrey | 9/7/2013

    " Cute. Lighthearted. Beautiful writing. I listened to this on my ipod and there were phrases I wanted to remember, but they were gone. Go hug your dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Presagios | 1/30/2013

    " 3 y media "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alma | 11/15/2012

    " solo Woolf podria haber descrito tan bellamente la psique de un perro "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 10/22/2012

    " I listened to this on my iPod. I LOVED IT! Flush is a classic story told from a dog's point of view. Flush was the real dog owned by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her life and his are intertwined in this short but entralling story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeeAnn | 10/11/2012

    " Told from the point of view of a cocker spaniel named Flush. He is Elizabeth Barret Browning's dog! He goes through several adventures and life changes. Very sweet observer and loyal friend. Love dogs, love literature, loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryfrances | 7/21/2012

    " An interesting story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's life through the eyes of her dog. Just needed more food for thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/15/2012

    " While I could not for the life of me finish To the Lighthouse, I found this book an uncharacteristically easy read from Virginia Woolf. Stream of consciousness writing bores me. This is a sweet little book and I wanted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel after it. Endearing! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyler | 2/20/2012

    " Overly precious, to the point of nausea. And this from someone who has a higher-than-average tolerance for whimsy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage Romano | 7/21/2011

    " A sweet, poetic look at the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning through the eyes of her adoring cocker spaniel. Not nearly as specious as it sounds. It's Virginia Woolf, after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 6/8/2011

    " A real treat for dog-lovers, this is a humorous and ultimately very touching novel by Woolf to which is a good contrast to her more serious writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/7/2011

    " Very amusing and wonderful insights into the life of the Brownings! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryfrances | 1/30/2011

    " An interesting story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's life through the eyes of her dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 1/29/2011

    " I listened to this on my iPod. I LOVED IT! Flush is a classic story told from a dog's point of view. Flush was the real dog owned by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her life and his are intertwined in this short but entralling story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 12/8/2010

    " A slightly strange, but engaging book. It's written as a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog and based on letters the poet wrote. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cinderfox | 11/14/2010

    " A cute story of the love between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barret Browning, as told through the eyes of Elizabeth Barret's dog, Flush. I enjoyed the story, though the at-times neglectfulness of Miss Barret's portrayed ownership of Flush made me cringe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/9/2010

    " Before Marley, before Enzo, before Edgar Sawtelle (but after Buck), there was Flush. Really the biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 4/1/2010

    " This was a fun book to read. Victorian England through the eyes of a dog. Absolutely enjoyable. But I'm a little biased with this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 3/21/2010

    " I can't stand it when people are not responsible for their dogs. She had Flush kidnapped 3 times because she didn't keep him leashed while she shopped in town. I know the times were different then, but it still upsets me. "

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About the Author
Author Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was born in London, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915 when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays, and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 they founded the Hogarth Press. Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on March 28, 1941, she committed suicide.