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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They give me the greatest pleasure both emotionally and intellectually . I get deep affection for cats and dogs , and indeed for almost every kind of animal which I have kept . But I also derive very great pleasure from understanding ...
... whether you are stalking a deer in the jungle , shooting snipe in a paddy field , or waiting in the evening on a tank for the sound of the whistling of the teal as they fly in to roost on the dead trees and give you the chance of a ...
The child was blind , and they had come to Kataragama to ask the God to give him sight . The God had not heard their prayers and they thought that perhaps if they made the child cry long and loud enough , the God would hear him .
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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