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.
Results 1-3 of 23
Everything shines and glitters in the fierce sunshine , the great sheet of water , the butterflies , the birds , the bodies of the people bathing in the water or beating their washing upon the stones , their brightly coloured cloths .
Horrible looking dishes lay scattered about and on the planks lay three or four natives without any covering but the clothes in which they had arrived , their heads and bodies bandaged , groaning , grunting and spitting on the floor .
I was just going 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 of his crew were still ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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