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This is certainly true of the letters which I wrote to Lytton in the early years of my
time in CeylonAl felt keenly the complete loss of the life which I had lived at
Cambridge, its friends and friendship. In every conceivable way my life in Jaffna
During my first years in Ceylon I had kept in close touch with the England and
Cambridge which I had known, for Lytton and I wrote to each other continually.
But gradually our letters thinned out and sometimes weeks or months passed
In my letter to Lytton I said that I had exalted my work to a mania. This was quite
true. After three years in Ceylon I had put out of my mind and out of my life, almost
deliberately, everything which until I left England I had considered most ...
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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