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The Resource Flush, Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint

Flush, Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint

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Flush
Title
Flush
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Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Woolf's biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel was what she called 'a little escapade'. For all its fun and frivolity, 'Flush' is none the less a work seriously inclined to mock and question the genre of biography.
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Biography type
individual biography
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StDuBDS
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1882-1941
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Woolf, Virginia
Dewey number
828.91208
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Flint, Kate
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Flush (Dog)
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Classic fiction
  • Modern & contemporary fiction
  • Fiction: general & literary
Summary expansion
'I lay in the garden and red the Browning love letters, and the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life.' Throughout her career, Woolf invokes the animal world both directly and metaphorically. She started to write a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel after finishing The Waves, 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. As well as offering an exploration of a life of the senses free from the tyranny of words, Flush can be read as an allegorical testimony to the inscrutable, discarded, unrepresentable lives of the Victorian women poets, who were barely discussed or read in the 1930s. From a quite literally low point of view, Woolf explores class and gender in Victorian London, with gently mocking humour. Charming yet also radical, Flush is a work of sensuous imagination, an apparently light text that opens up a range of questions concerning difference which are woven through the whole of Woolf's writing. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more
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Flush, Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint
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Note
  • Originally published: 1998
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0008377625
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lvi, 132 p.
Isbn
9780199539291
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Flush, Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1998
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0008377625
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lvi, 132 p.
Isbn
9780199539291
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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