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5.0 out of 5 stars About a dog, or more?, 27 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Flush: A Biography (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf may be best known for her modernist novels such as Mrs Dalloway, The Waves, and To The Lighthouse, but she also wrote this seemingly light and funny 'biography' of the spaniel belonging to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Woolf read the published love letters between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett and was hugely entertained by the feature they made of Barrett's dog's, Flush. (The dog was clearly put out by the courtship and not amused to be second in his mistress's favour.) However, though it might seem just a lighthearted read, Flush: A Biography raises questions about 'breeding' and status - showing such notions to be absurd. The book essentially charts the taming and training of Flush (who is a pedigree dog) and effectively put this alongside the 'taming' and 'classification' of women. The book itself is a funny and imaginative read and sold very well at the time it was first published. Woolf was apparently worried she would be put down as a 'ladylike prattler' for writing this book and would have hated it to be described as 'charming', but whether you read it at face value as a fun and clever book about a dog's life, or look for the dissection of women's lot in life, it is definitely worth reading.
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