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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An outbreak of rinderpest had occurred in the island and there were cases of the
disease in the Uva Province which adjoined my District. On February 18 th there
were three cases of the disease among bulls in Hambantota town. These bulls ...
The northern boundary of the Sanctuary was also the northern boundary of my
District and the southern boundary of the Province of Uva; the eastern boundary
was a river, the Kumbukkan Oya, which was the western boundary of the Eastern
... was a tiny village in dense jungle in the Uva Province, but it had no roads to it
and was so far from any inhabited place in Uva that it was practically inaccessible
to the G.A. of that Province. It was about ten miles from Tissa- maharama and ...
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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