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 largest town in my District was not Hambantota, the headquarters where I
lived, but Tangalla, thirty miles or so away. There was no railway and about once
a month I drove or rode to Tangalla and stayed a night or two there in the ...
The sky, the sea, the stars, the turtles, the bay, the palms were so lusciously
magnificent at Tangalla Rest House that Nature seemed to tremble on the verge
— I don't think she ever actually fell over the verge — of vulgarity. As the Duttons
The Assistant Superintendent of Police at Tangalla was a young civil servant
called Hodson. He had never been in the jungle proper and had done no big
game shooting. He very much wanted to begin, so when I had to go on a short
circuit to ...
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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