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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If anything went wrong or there was a dispute which I had to settle , they would
surround me and make long eloquent guttural speeches , and often if one of them
got excited , he would put his hand on my shoulder to emphasize the torrent of ...
I was the judge's partner , and I was terribly — and quite unnecessarily - nervous
, and that was undoubtedly the explanation of why almost at once , holding quite
a good hand which included six diamonds , I did not bid . When the hand had ...
He was extremely nervous , and , holding my hand in his two hands , besought
me not to leave him alone in the jungle , but take him and hand him over to Count
Frijs . I reassured him , but , as they had made no arrangements where to meet ...
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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