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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It attacked all cattle including the buffaloes. It is a cruel and disgusting disease;
often I have come upon a diseased bull or buffalo wandering about in a field or
jungle with half its face eaten away by maggots. The only possible way of
In the jungle-surrounded arable areas of Magampattu, like Tissamaharama,
where tame buffaloes were being continually infected by diseased wild buffaloes,
I did something by large-scale removal of uninfected buffaloes to remote places ...
Then you gave me your gun; you were riding a horse and you said that you
would go and drive the buffalo down to me and that I was to shoot it. This we did.
Then you asked who owned these buffaloes and why had they been allowed to
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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