New York: Harcourt, 1961. First Edition. Small Octavo. (18 cm. x 10 cm.) 120 pp. Illustrated paper wrappers. Mild toning to pages Very light wear overall. Near fine. Item #120
According to, Virginia Woolf, that high temple writer, her biographical adventures of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's red cocker spaniel, Flush, was of little consequence. It was a distraction, a confection. But, distractions are popular for a reason: They are enjoyable. In this case, Woolf managed to make even her literary distraction, high art. "Flush" brings the Browning's personal world, from Wimpole Street to Italy, to vivid life. Literary muses, as Woolf writes, can come in all forms, including that of a cocker spaniel, who Browning immortalized as a life of one "low creatures, leads to heights of love"