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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Ashmore had the reputation of being an unusually brilliant colonial civil servant
and he gave us a short and cynical ... 1905, now a Cadet in the Ceylon Civil
Service on a salary of ^300 a year, I set out for Jaffna with a Sinhalese servant,
I had to spend the night at Anuradhapura, and I was asked to dinner by the
Government Agent, C. T. D. Vigors, at the Residency. Here I had my first plunge
into the social life of a Ceylon civil servant, a life in which I was to be immersed
for over ...
In order that the reader may understand the autobiographical story of the
following six years, I must say a few words about the organization of the Ceylon
Civil Service in the year 1905. The island was divided administratively into nine ...
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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