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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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 some ...
By a series of accidents the Assistant Agency at Mannar became vacant .
Government wired to the G.A. telling him to send me and actually appointed me
to act as Assistant Agent . It was where I acted before for a month , but it is almost
I was only a year in Kandy in the post of Office Assistant , for having arrived there
in August , 1907 , I left in August , 1908 , to take up my duties as Assistant
Government Agent , Hambantota , in the Southern Province . I had less than four
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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