Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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I had to spend the night at Anuradhapura , and I was asked to dinner by the Government Agent , C. T. D. Vigors , at the Residency . Here I had my first plunge into the social life of a Ceylon civil servant , a life in which I was to be ...
In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G.A. ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ' service or more . The Provincial government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of ...
Of these two the senior was the O.A. ( Office Assistant to the Government Agent ) who might have anything from one to six years ' service ; the junior was called a Cadet , and every civil servant when he first arrived was attached to ...
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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