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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My reputation as a good fellow , a Sahib , a man not to be trified with , was therefore established within three hours of my arrival , for a civil servant , wearing bright green flannel collars and accompanied by a dog who within the ...
I was now an extremely competent civil servant ; my fašade was in full working order . As a result I was Assistant Government Agent , Hambantota , having been given the post over the heads of many of my seniors , including Dutton ...
I do not believe that any civil servant had ever before really inspected the filing departments of the three kachcheris in which I served . They were all monuments of official incompetence , bottlenecks of delay — in the Kandy kachcheri ...
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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