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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I think I first created a favourable impression on him by the way in which I dealt
with the Empress Eugénie and Buddha's Tooth . The next episode clinched
things . Clifford was a tremendous “ lady's man ” , and while he was Acting
Governor , a ...
This explanation may , if you wish , be given in a confidential letter which will not
be communicated to the Government of Ceylon , except in so far as you may
agree to its being communicated to the Governor confidentially . 3. If , however ,
If you do so by letter , the matter will be absolutely confidential and , if an
extension is granted , the Governor will only be told that the leave is granted on
the ground of private affairs , the nature of which has been explained to the
satisfaction of ...
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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