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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Districts were in the charge of an Assistant Government Agent ( the A.G.A. ) , a
civil servant of anything from six to twenty years ' service . The A.G.A. had his
Residence and District kachcheri in the " outstation " , the chief town of his District
; he ...
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 ...
He invited me to take as my model a previous Assistant Government Agent who
had allowed chenas freely and , when he left the District , wept among weeping
headmen . When I visited Ceylon again after 50 years I had a curious instance of
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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