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 fašade 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