First edition of Virginia Woolf's Flush: A Biography
Flush: A Biography.
Item Number: 96786
London: The Hogarth Press, 1933.
First edition of Woolf’s fictional “stream of consciousness” tale by Flush, a dog, telling the story of his owner, Elizabeth Browning. Octavo, original cloth, with four original drawings by Vanessa Bell and six other illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine and wear to the extremities.
One of the most important modernist 20th century authors, British novelist Virginia Woolf became a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf became one of the central subjects of the 1970s movement of feminist criticism, and her works have since garnered much attention and widespread commentary for "inspiring feminism", an aspect of her writing that was unheralded earlier. Woolf's best known works include Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), The Waves (1931).