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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The Arachchi asked me to come and have a look at it . It would be the night of the
full moon , so I told him that I would and that I would spend my night at the water
hole . I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching
Then you told the Arachchi and drive the sick buffalo down the field to you so that
you could destroy it . The Arachchi said it had gone savage and would attack him
. You insisted , but when he to go got near the animal , he became afraid and ...
It turned out that it was the Arachchi himself who owned the buffaloes . You fined
the Arachchi 10 rupees for not carrying out his duties as headman and not seeing
that the buffaloes were impounded . Then , as Police Magistrate , you tried him ...
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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