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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To Anuradhapura , the most famous of the island's ruined cities , which was just
about half - way to Jaffna , one went by train . From there northwards the line was
under construction , the only section so far opened being the few miles from ...
... their carriage window at the last station before Anuradhapura and ten or fifteen
miles from Anuradhapura , to their astonishment saw what was obviously a pukka
English dog , trotting along wearily , but resolutely , down the line to Colombo .
In this zone lies Anuradhapura and nothing in the universe could be more unlike
a London street than the bund of the tank in Anuradhapura . Everything shines
and glitters in the fierce sunshine , the great sheet of water , the butterflies , the ...
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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