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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that I had returned to Colombo en route back to London and his home. So he set
off back again by the way we had come, down the railway line to Colombo. At any
rate, two Church Missionary Society lady missionaries, Miss Beeching and ...
The fourth contained a bevy of ladies who seemed to me most unsuitable for the
jungles of Magampattu; their normal place of domicile was, I guessed, a Colombo
brothel. One day I received from the Government in Colombo a telegram ...
Next day I departed for Colombo, and from Colombo, with my sister Bella, now
married to the Assistant Director of the Peradeniya Gardens, I sailed for England.
Chapter Five EPILOGUE Ou r boat left Colombo on May 245 HAMBANTOTA.
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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