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 young man took us to the place where he had thrown the body into the sea . The headmen collected 20 or 30 villagers and all day long we toiled over the ...
... to leave myself when an Arab came in from the beach and told me that one of his men had died when diving out on the banks and that the body and the rest ...
Some said no ; several of them asked that their bodies after execution should be handed to their relatives ; once the man said to me : “ I have been guilty ...
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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