Flush is generally regarded as one of Virginia Woolf's minor works, written as light-hearted relief from her more demanding and serious novels. Indeed, Flush does not present the stylistic complexity or the formal experimentalism that we find, for instance, in To the Lighthouse or The Waves (completed just before the writing of Flush); however, it also engages with many of Woolf's recurrent concerns.

Flush is often described as the biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning from the point of view of her dog, but, as the title and subtitle suggest, Flush: A Biography is in fact the biography of Flush himself. It is also a parody of biographical writing, mocking from the outset the t…

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Citation:
Boldrini, Lucia. "Flush". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2002
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