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 road from Anuradhapura to Elephant Pass had been cut absolutely straight
through the kind of solid jungle which covered and still covers a large portion of
Ceylon . If the bullock cart stopped at any time and you looked back along the ...
I left Anuradhapura at 9 o'clock in the evening of Tuesday , January 3rd , and the
bullock cart with its broken and battered passengers arrived at Elephant Pass at
9 o'clock in the morning of Thursday , January 5th . The town of Jaffna , for which
From Elephant Pass I took the train to Jaffna . The journey from Anuradhapura ,
1211 miles , had taken me 40 hours , as I find from a letter which I wrote to Lytton
Strachey on the day of my arrival . Today one does the journey easily in four ...
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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