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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... less comfortable — and I had been in acute discomfort for days — and when I
left the koddu about midnight, I was recovered. There was a great deal to be said
against our rule of Ceylon, which, of course, was bleak "imperialism" or what is ...
I am glad that I spent a year of my life at the age of 2 7 in Kandy, for life there was
unlike any that I have ever known elsewhere, but I did not like it in the way that I
liked Jaffna and Ham- bantota, and it did a good deal to complete my education ...
One was continually having to deal with the planters and their estates and labour,
and there was much business connected with the sale and settlement of Crown
Land. All this I found dull and irritating. On the other hand everything to do with ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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