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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When I went on circuit to Tangalla , 26 miles to the west , the largest town in my District , I found Southorn , the District Judge , and Hodson , the Superintendent of Police , and we dined together . When I went on circuit 20 miles ...
I set out to make the Hambantota District the best administered in the island , and I do not think that I deceive or flatter myself when I say that I succeeded . I will give an example or two which will , I think , prove this and will ...
see an outbreak of it in a place like the Hambantota District is horrifying . It is extremely infectious and , if introduced into a herd , practically every animal caught it and the mortality rate was very high .
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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