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The army officers had , of course , high social claims , as they have always and everywhere , but in Ceylon there were too few of them to be of social importance . In Kandy and the mountains , hundreds of British planters lived on their ...
planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete social equality with the civil servants . They belonged to the same clubs , played tennis together , and occasionally intermarried .
We who live in the towns and urbanized villages of northern Europe have a social psychology radically different from that of the Tamils and the Sinhalese . Our ideas and feelings are limited , hard , distinct , brittle , a muted version ...
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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
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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