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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In charge of the Province was a Government Agent (always referred to as the
G.A.), a senior civil servant of 20 years' service or more. The Provincial
government office or offices, the kachcheri, was always in the chief town of the
Province, and ...
Of these two the senior was the O.A. (Office Assistant to the Government Agent)
who might have anything from one to six years' service; the junior was called a
Cadet, and every civil servant when he first arrived was attached to some
I am all and always upon the side of law and order, and my time in Ceylon, where
I was on the Government side of the fence, strengthened me in this attitude,
simply because without law and order, strictly enforced, life for everyone must ...
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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