In this delightful and playfully imaginative work, Virginia Woolf reconstructs the life of Flush, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's charming, foppish pet spaniel. Elizabeth, an invalid, was devoted to her dog who, always at her side, witnessed her meeting, elopement and early married life with Robert Browning. Flush even accompanies them to Italy, where he spends his dotage in happy abandon. In Flush, Virginia Woolf has intricately woven together the factual and historical narrative of Elizabeth Barrett's life with the whimsical fiction of Flush's mock-biography to create one of her most popular and endearing books.
'Both the simplest and the most artful of Virginia Woolf's books... a Woolf in dog's clothing.'