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