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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: Eileen Atkins Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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After finishing The Waves, Virginia Woolf started to write a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, tracing the life of the spaniel from his country origins, his puppyhood spent with the writer Mary Mitford, through his sheltered existence with Elizabeth Barrett in her sick room, and later travels in Florence. But Flush is much more than a playful writer's holiday. With gently mocking humour, Wolf explores class and gender in Victorian London. Charming yet also radical, Flush is a work of sensuous imagination.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/19/2014

    " 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." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage Romano | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Syd | 2/18/2014

    " This book was written in the voice of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog. It witnesses her courtship and has many harrowing adventures. It totally delighted me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Munro | 2/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/2/2014

    " This was such a touching story about Elizabeth Barrett-Brownings dog, Flush, told from his viewpoint. I always wonder what thoughts go through the minds of my pets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karine | 1/20/2014

    " She delighted in the sun; she delighted in the cold. (p108) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/18/2014

    " In this unusual and unexpected book, Virginia Woolf casts herself and the unlikely biographer of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's loyal cocker spaniel, Flush. Using source documents like EBB and Robert Browning's collected letters and well as EBB's poetry and other written works, Woolf weaves Flush's tale of boredom and excitement (he gets kidnapped!) and loyalty and love. However, in a way only Woolf could, she endows our main character, Flush, with a personality simultaneously doglike and deeply human. Through exploring Flush's life, the reader gains unique and fascinating insight into EBB and Robert Browning as their lives intersected with Flush's. An interesting and worthwhile read (especially for fans of Elizabeth Barrett Browning or Virginia Woolf). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingibjörg | 1/7/2014

    " Some comments coming up soon.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 12/19/2013

    " This was a Oprah magazine recommended read. It was all through Elizabeth Barret Browning's dog's eyes. It was cute, but not as captivating as O magazine made it out to be. It felt like the literary version of Lady and the Tramp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/25/2013

    " Even when she's trifling around, Woolf writes like a dream. This is was pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pats | 11/24/2013

    " inspires me to read Investigations of a Dog. to my cats. a tremendous success. flush is ginny's alice b. toklas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 5/22/2013

    " Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Brownings' story through the eyes of Elizabeth's beloved dog. Even if you know the story, this is entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/9/2013

    " Such an adorable book. Period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gebanuzo | 3/5/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekka | 1/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 12/7/2012

    " 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 Annette | 11/23/2012

    " My first Virginia Woolf book. Flush is a spaniel owned by Elizabeth Barrett (Browning). Flush comes to Elizabeth as a puppy and we perceive Elizabeth's life through Flush's eyes and understanding. It is a quick and easy 'must' read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delia | 11/5/2012

    " Very sweet. Easy fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 11/4/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 7/16/2012

    " 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 Kristina | 5/26/2012

    " This is a cute little book that only took me a couple evenings to read a nice reprieve in the midst of other Vic Lit works I am reading for class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Layne | 5/26/2012

    " Definitely read this book! It is so interesting and bizarre in a good way. It's Woolf's imagined biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog--she uses Barret Browning's letters and diaries as sources and then fills in the details from the dog's perspective. So cool, and a really quick read. "

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About the Author
Author Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.