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 observe it.
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
—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 against
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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