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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But the end was that he wired to Government asking to be allowed to send Leak (
the man who is theoretically my senior and superior here ) instead of me for the
present as it would be more convenient . What showed me that he had so ...
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 ...
Buddhists as well as Hindus came to the pilgrimage , and low caste people ,
dhobies and pariahs , were allowed into the temple , which would never be
allowed in an ordinary Jaffna Hindu temple . Every evening the image of the God
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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