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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... the less sentimental sympathy one gets for him , for he is usually a very nasty and brutish man . But in my case , actual experience from the inside of the administration of law and of what is called justice produced in me an ...
I am not naturally what is called a good mixer or a good clubman , and I have always felt acutely that what applies to the newcomer into a civilized society applies to me when I have to plunge into the ( to me ) icy waters of a circle ...
After tenders had been called for , this was done on contract at so much per ton by contractors in Hambantota who owned , controlled , and hired bullock carts . We sold the salt from the stores either to the Hambantota contractors and ...
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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