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 pearl oyster ( Pinctada ) , which is more nearly related to the mussel than to
the edible oyster , breeds on the pearl banks in the Gulf of Mannar some miles off
the barren uninhabited coast of the Mannar District in the Northern Province .
The Mannar District was 400 square miles in extent . It consisted almost entirely
of uninhabited jungle ; the only town was Mannar on the island of Mannar , where
was the kachcheri , the Residency , and the Court . The island is really one of ...
I learnt a great deal in my month as A.G.A. I spent most of my time riding about
the District , exploring the jungles of the mainland and the small island of Mannar
itself . The island is 18 miles in length and about two miles across . I had a
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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