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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He had a small Sinhalese boy who drove his bullock cart and the bear became
passionately devoted to the boy. I have never known a more charming animal
than this bear. He was half-grown when I first knew him, and, when I was on
circuit in ...
I went all round the edge of the jungle searching and calling for her, but she had
completely disappeared and when it became dark I had to abandon the search. I
gave up all hope of her for, as I said, she had never been more than at most half ...
On the other hand I became completely immersed, not only in my work, but in the
life of the people. The more remote that life was from my own, the more absorbed
I became in it and the more I enjoyed it. In July, 1910, I had to go 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