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 island was divided administratively into nine Provinces and some of the
Provinces were subdivided into Districts. In charge of the Province was a
Government Agent (always referred to as the G.A.), a senior civil servant of 20
years' service ...
He had retired after 50 years in the Ceylon Civil Service, all of it spent in Jaffna,
and over 40 years as Government Agent, Northern Province. On his retirement he
bought a house and continued to live in Jaffna. It was said that he had started ...
The northern boundary of the Sanctuary was also the northern boundary of my
District and the southern boundary of the Province of Uva; the eastern boundary
was a river, the Kumbukkan Oya, which was the western boundary of the Eastern
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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