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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When the wire of Government came approving his proposal , he asked me ( damn him ) whether I was pleased ; the violence of my “ No , not at all ” absolutely threw him out and it was only his wife's coming into the room which saved him ...
I promised Count Frijs that I would do what he asked of me and they departed for the jungle in a shower of thanks and smiles . I had to go to Tissamaharama to hold an enquiry , and I left directions for Herr Hagenbeck and the Baron to ...
In fact a few days later the leaders again asked to see me . We had a meeting and after prolonged discussion a settlement was proposed to which they said all would agree . Three days later it was announced that the Hakim dispute was ...
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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