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 the ...
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 1 8 miles in length and about two miles across. I had a curious
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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