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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There were 4,090 Arabs who came down from the Persian Gulf in dhows. The
dhows were commanded by chiefs or sheiks, some of whom, I think, commanded
several dhows. There were 4,577 Tamil and Moor divers, most of whom came
In the afternoon the Superintendent fired a gun out on the Banks and all the
dhows and boats raced for the shore.1 The Arabs ran their boats up on to the
sand and with a tremendous shouting rushed into the koddu carrying their
oysters in ...
In theory the fishing ended each day in the early afternoon, the dhows raced back
before the wind blowing from the sea, the divers dumped their oysters and the
Government had taken its share and the koddu was cleared by the late afternoon.
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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