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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The conversation began calmly with the usual platitudinous gambits, but, as it
went on, the feeling of agitation and tenseness which I had felt on the verandah
of the Tangalla Rest House returned — also the continued sense of her hostility ...
And she began to express it, not openly, but obliquely, by continually returning to
Dutton, his retiring nature, his failure in the civil service, the prejudice of everyone
, including the authorities, against him. The more she said, the more nervous I ...
There were six or seven Moslems wounded and covered with blood and one
Sinhalese, a Government servant, who lived near the mosque, had tried to stop
the row when it began, and had been hit by a stone in his face. I was immediately
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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