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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Four men waded out to the boat : the corpse was lifted out and placed on their shoulders . Forty years ago , when the scene was still vividly in my memory , I wrote down a description of it , and I think it is better to quote it here ...
He was four years my senior and is one of the few of my Ceylon contemporaries who is still alive at the age of 84 . When he went on leave , my sister Bella came out at the end of 1907 to stay with me . She was with me until I was ...
The scene round the hole was indeed terrible : in the water hole itself were the carcasses of four wild buffaloes and a sambhur ; round the rock were four dead wild buffaloes and two dead pigs . At first I did not think that I could ...
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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