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 stories and in the conversations on the Jaffna tennis court ( and off it ) there was the same incongruous mixture of public school toughness , sentimentality , and melancholy . When in the tropics the glaring , flaring day ends ...
After I had lived some months with Dutton , I began to urge him to mix with other people and suggested that he should come with me one evening to the tennis courts . At first he refused , but I saw that he was rather anxious to do so ...
Being Police Magistrate as well as A.G.A. I used to walk over from the kachcheri to the Police Court to try cases in the afternoon when I was in Hambantota town . One afternoon when I got to the Court I found half the male population 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