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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Mr. X was always unpleasant to us and one day succeeded during a kind of
gymkhana by a piece of violent horseplay in putting Scafe and me in an
ignominious position. It is curious — and then again, if one remembers Freud, it is
of course ...
One must always say the same things in the same cheery way, and, as I do of
course, the awkwardness is only felt by myself. I have definitely promised to stay
next week with two of them on their estates about i 0 miles away : I shall have to
Of course I knew he was of a caste to hate doing it, but he was also a person who
wanted a lesson given to him. There are other things like that: I expect a row."
The way I did this was, of course, crudely wrong, but the Governor accepted my ...
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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