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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As for Rachel , I liked her very much and reached the maximum of intimacy with her allowed by the extraordinary etiquette and reticencies of the age . It must be remembered that up to the end of our acquaintance she wrote to me as Mr.
West of the river where shooting was allowed , the game was as shy as everywhere else . As soon as you crossed the river into the Sanctuary , everything changed and you were in the Garden of Eden . Immense herds of deer , buffaloes ...
Then you asked who owned these buffaloes and why had they been allowed to stray ? It turned out that it was the Arachchi himself who owned the buffaloes . You fined the Arachchi 10 rupees for not carrying out his duties as headman 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