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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For instance, I removed 450 buffaloes from Tissa to three different places, and
283 survived the outbreak. If they had remained at Tissa, I do not think that 30
would have survived. The loss of practically all the cattle under the great Tissa ...
The other time I lost myself was even more idiotic and unpleasant. When I went to
Tissa, I sometimes used to start after I had done a day's work in Hambantota and
spend the night at Weligatta circuit bungalow eight miles along the Tissa road ...
along the Tissa road in order to get to Tissa as early as possible next morning.
My carts and servants went by road and I rode, cutting across country through
scrub jungle. One evening, when I was doing this, I arrived at the bungalow
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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