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The civil servant was socially in many ways top dog ; he was highly paid ,
exercised considerable and widely ... The army officers had , of course , high
social claims , as they have always and everywhere , but in Ceylon there were
too few of ...
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 . But there is no doubt that ...
In a week or two , of course , I had found my social feet in Kandyan society , bid
diamonds when I had six of them , had readjusted my mask , fašade , and
carapace to my new environment , and so was accepted as a good fellow , a
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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