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 District of Hambantota which was now committed to my charge lay in the
extreme south of Ceylon . Bounded on the south by the sea , it was about 100
miles in length ; its breadth was never more than 30 and in places was only about
After collection I had to arrange for the transport of the salt from the lewaya to the
Government salt stores at Hambantota or Kirinda . After tenders had been called
for , this was done on contract at so much per ton by contractors in Hambantota ...
The Count was a tall , very good - looking Swede ; the Countess made my heart ,
chaste and chastened by two years in Hambantota , turn over in my breast . She
was the dream Scandinavian Countess of the glossy woman's magazine and 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