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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Chapter One THE VOYAGE OUT In October 1904, I sailed from Tilbury Docks in
the P. & O. Syria for Ceylon. I was a Cadet in the Ceylon Civil Service. To make a
complete break with one's former life is a strange, frightening, and exhilarating ...
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 Brunswick Square with Virginia and Adrian Stephen and Maynard Keynes,
247; begins to write The Pillage in the Jungle, 247; applies for and is refused
extension of leave, 248-252; resigns from the Ceylon Civil Service, 25 1 DATE
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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