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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Eventually I landed myself in the bungalow of the Police Magistrate , Dutton .
Dutton's character and career were odd and I propose to interrupt the narrative of
my own life in order to pursue that of Dutton's in so far as I was able to observe it .
But I was never a full - time Police Magistrate and only acted occasionally as
Superintendent of Police , and one soon found , as I said above , that it was
extremely difficult to prevent effectively the primitive and illegal methods of the
police and ...
John Scott , as A.G.A. , was responsible for law and order in the camp , sat as
Police Magistrate , and was Koddu Superintendent ; I was Assistant Koddu
Superintendent ; Stevenson was Superintendent of Police . Stevenson and I
shared 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