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 , 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 fantastic routine . ... The lunch was practically always
the same and we drank Madeira , a wine which Price thought that a gentleman ...
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 course . Price
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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