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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In the whole of my seven years in Ceylon I never had a meal with a business man
, and when I was stationed in Kandy , every member of the Kandy Club , except
one young man , a solicitor , was a civil servant , an army officer , or a planter ...
But over a very large part of Ceylon the country is the exact opposite of the sandy
austerity of Jaffna and Hambantota in which I spent nearly six years of my Ceylon
life . It is , as in so many other places , mainly a question of rain . In the hills and ...
But for a time I did dismiss Ceylon from my mind . I saw a great deal of them all
and went to the Russian Ballet and the Ring with them , and dined with Vanessa
and Clive and with Virginia and Adrian , and stayed with Virginia in a house
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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