Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She is widely hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer of stream of consciousness narration. Woolf was a central figure in the feminist criticism movement of the 1970s, her works having inspired countless women to take up the cause. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. First published in 1933, “Flush - A Biography” is the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s eponymous cocker spaniel, whose various adventures bring him into contact with all manner of people and animals. Interpreted as everything from an allegory of class war to a tale of lesbian love, it deals with the subject of animality as related to feminism and gender. Highly recommended for those with an interest in feminist literature. Contents include: “Three Mile Cross”, “The Back Bedroom”, “The Hooded Man”, “Whitechapel”, “Italy”, “The End”, and “Authorities”. Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with Woolf's essay 'The Art of Biography'.