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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The deer roamed about the large compound , the monkey when we were not in
the bungalow was chained to a pillar of the verandah and usually sat on the roof
which the chain was long enough to allow him to reach . The leopard had been ...
was also great friends with the deer ; he used to stalk the deer and suddenly
jump on his back with his foreleg over the shoulder in true leopard manner , and
the deer would then shake him off and butt him round and round the compound ...
There was a great deal of “ big game ” in the jungles of Magampattu : leopard ,
bear , elephant , buffalo , sambhur deer , spotted deer , and pig . Both in
Magampattu and in the two western pattus snipe were plentiful in the wet season
, and on ...
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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