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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I got on the horse and rode the weary miles to Wirawila and Tissamaharama in
regret for Rachel, dejection, and yet at the same time with a kind of relief. That, I
suppose, was in 1909 or 19 10; I must return to Kandy and 1907. There was too ...
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 places ...
... 125; 157; 172-175 Tamils, 32-33; 48-49; 52- 55; 93i 132 Tangalla, 71 Templer,
G. D., 98-102 Templer, Judge, 136-137 Tennis, Sacrament of, 44-47 ; .135
Tissamaharama, 175; 199 Tooth, Buddha's, 142-145; 159; 162 Twynam, Sir
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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