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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What in fact happened was that I had put the finishing touches to a facade behind
which I could conceal or camouflage my intellect and also hide from most people,
both in Ceylon and for the remainder of my life, the fact that I am mentally, ...
So you are in fact answering about 500 letters every day, for otherwise the
number of unanswered letters would continually increase and eventually you
would be answering letters today which you received months and years ago.
Therefore if ...
Not one of them was deterred from killing by the fact that hundreds of other men
in Ceylon had been hanged for precisely similar killings. All the evidence, in all
countries and at all times, goes to show that capital punishment is not a deterrent
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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