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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When I got back in the late afternoon and walked into my room in the bungalow, I
was wearing a pair of white flannel trousers. Three minutes later I looked down
and saw that the trousers half-way up to the knee had turned black. They were ...
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