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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The island was divided administratively into nine Provinces and some of the
Provinces were subdivided into Districts. ... The A.G.A. had his Residence and
District kachcheri in the "out- station", the chief town of his District; he was under
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 east to Tissa- ...
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 also show the kind 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