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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And for the next 36 hours in the bullock cart all the way up from Anuradhapura to
Elephant Pass it was tree after tree after tree on both sides of the straight road . It
was a world of trees and changing leaves , and all the lives of all the people ...
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 in ...
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