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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Indeed within four months of my arrival in Ceylon and three months of my arrival in Jaffna , I was , to all intents and purposes , left for two weeks entirely and solely in charge of the Northern Province , because the G.A. was miles ...
Two days later the party arrived and their leader Count Frijs called on me , accompanied by his daughter . The Count was a tall , very good - looking Swede ; the Countess made my heart , chaste and chastened by two years in Hambantota ...
They arrived in a motor - car two or three days later . Baron Axel Blixen was a middle - aged man with mutton - chop whiskers , watery eyes , and a distant resemblance to the Prince Consort . He was extremely nervous , and , holding my ...
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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