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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As time went on , I spent more and more of my time with Price and Mrs. Price . They made me lunch with them every day when the kachcheri was open . Mrs. Price was the exact opposite of Mrs. Lewis . She was a real Victorian lady ...
When he found out the kind of person I was , he tried to absorb me into their life , and life for the Prices was a ... The lunch was practically always the same and we drank Madeira , a wine which Price thought that a gentleman should ...
To return to Price , after lunch I returned to the kachcheri . At half - past four or five , I went and had tea with the Prices , and then rode to the esplanade . On the esplanade we had made a primitive and not very interesting golf ...
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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