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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... 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 now fashionably ...
... and it did a good deal to complete my ed education as an anti - imperialist .
Kandy was to a large extent Europeanized , it was a town of about 30,000
inhabitants , it was full of white men . There were far more Government servants ,
of course ...
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
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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