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Many people dislike the arid sterility of this kind of Asiatic low country. But I lived
in it for many years, indeed for most of my time in Ceylon, and it got into my heart
and my bones, its austere beauty, its immobility and unchangeableness except ...
situations it was only his absolute lack of imagination which made him obviously
not a great man. He suffered too from being a kind of aristocrat and a schoolboy
who had never grown up into the world of reality and 1906. He had an instinctive
I set out to make the Hambantota District the best administered in the island, and I
do not think that I deceive or flatter myself when I say that I succeeded. I will give
an example or two which will, I think, prove this and will also show the kind of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review