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 with the ...
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, and that
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 the town
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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