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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There were on the boat three young civil servants , Millington and I going out to Ceylon , and a young man called Scafe who had just passed into the Indian Civil Service . There were also two or three Colombo business men ...
ZIVT LIBRARY prospects of a THE VOYAGE OUT planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete social equality with the civil servants . They belonged to the same clubs , played tennis together ...
In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G.A. ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ... The Provincial government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of the Province ...
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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