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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... had been cut absolutely straight through the kind of solid jungle which covered
and still covers a large portion of Ceylon. If the bullock cart stopped at any time
and you looked back along the road as far as you could see and 28 GROWING.
which apparently it is impossible in the East to get a bull to draw a cart. So slow
was the progress and so uncomfortable the inside of the cart, that the District
Engineer and my dog Charles and I walked a good deal, for we had little difficulty
A Police Constable came to my bungalow early in the morning and told me that a
small boy had disappeared and that it was thought that he had been taken away
by a young man in a bullock cart to the coast at Kangesanturai, 15 to 20 miles ...
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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