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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After a mile or so he brought me straight to my carts and servants and bungalow
and dinner . He had never been in that bit of country in his life before and he only
stopped for two or three hours in the morning near the bungalow , but on a ...
There was a bungalow for the Office Assistant , a curious building up on a bank
behind the great Temple of the Tooth , the Dalada Maligawa . It was a dark house
, rather gloomy . For the first three months another civil servant lived with me , the
One evening , when I was doing this , I arrived at the bungalow before the carts . I
tied my pony to a tree and went off into the jungle north of the bungalow . I had
often seen peafowl in the neighbourhood and I thought I would try to find the big ...
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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