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 amount of Government work in Kandy was very heavy all through the kachcheri and I had a severe struggle against the head clerk and others before I was able to put through my revolution . But once the revolution was made and delays ...
As soon as I got to Kandy , I found that I had indeed entered into an entirely new world . I am glad that I spent a year of my life at the age of 27 in Kandy , for life there was unlike any that I have ever known elsewhere , but I did ...
A. Kandy , 132–171 ; journey to Kandy , 132 ; society in Kandy , 133 ; work in Kandy , 134 ; Kandy tennis and Kandy Club , 135–137 ; and the Empress Eugénie , 138–145 ; plays squash rackets and hockey , 145-147 ; dines with Middletons ...
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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