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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It had three divisions : Magampattu in the east, East Giruwa Pattu in the centre,
and West Giruwa Pattu in the west. Magampattu was almost entirely covered with
jungle. It contained the small town of Hambantota, but otherwise only small ...
West of Magampattu, separated by a fair-sized river, the Walawe Ganga, lies East
Giruwa Pattu and then West Giruwa Pattu. Here the scenery changes completely.
The jungle disappears ; there is more water, more rainfall ; it is quite populous ...
It worked so well and the messenger was so eager that he woke me up at 4.30
a.m. to give me the West Giruwa Pattu returns. On March nth and 12th, the
Mudaliyar of Magampattu, the Head Clerk of the kachcheri, and eight other clerks
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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