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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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 10 miles away : I shall ...
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 ...
I was determined - partly because he had really been nice to me , I have almost lived in his house for a year — not to go without his full consent , but of course I checkmated that argument . I put him in such a position that I was ...
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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