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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He must, I suppose, when a boy, have had a brain a good deal better than the
average, and so he won scholarships which lifted him out of the welter of the
elementary school into the Ceylon Civil Service. Unfortunately this meant that he
By that time, I was more or 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 ...
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