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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In the jungle - surrounded arable areas of Magampattu , like Tissamaharama ,
where tame buffaloes were being continually infected by diseased wild buffaloes
, I did something by large - scale removal of uninfected buffaloes to remote
It was about ten miles from Tissamaharama and the A.G.A. Hambantota always
had to look after it . It was a very curious experience . The pilgrimage , which took
place every three or four years , was famous in Ceylon and all over Southern ...
... 136–137 Tennis , Sacrament of , 44-47 ; 135 Tissamaharama , 175 ; 199 Tooth
, Buddha's , 142–145 ; 23 ; journey to Jaffna , 23–36 ; assets and liabilities , 36–
38 ; first hours in Jaffna , 39–42 ; attitude towards Tamils and Sinhalese , 53–55 ...
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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