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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from the G.A. Jaffna asking me whether I was well enough to take up in the middle of February a special appointment as Koddu Superintendent at the Pearl Fishery . It was obviously an extremely interesting job , so I wired back “ Yes ” ...
Stevenson and I shared a bungalow . I was also Additional Police Magistrate , and when I had time helped with the supervision of the camp . The work of the Koddu Superintendents was onerous and exhausting ...
Abdul Rahman was not a good walker and the Salt Superintendent , a large Malay , showed signs of wilting . At the second milestone I stopped and said : " Now , Abdul Rahman , will you take Rs . 1.80 ? ” and when he shook his head ...
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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