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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Eventually I landed myself in the bungalow of the Police Magistrate , Dutton . Dutton's character and career were odd and I propose to interrupt the narrative of my own life in order to pursue that of Dutton's in so far as I was able to ...
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 ...
-or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Miss Beeching would marry Dutton . I like , as I have said before , the beauty , solitude , melancholy of great empty sandy plains , but just as when you see two human beings outlined ...
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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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