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