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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He would never see the head clerk or the kachcheri Mudlayar , who was a kind of
A.D.C. to the G.A. and head of all the headmen - even these officers if they
wanted to say anything to him had to put it in writing Price was not one of those ...
office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him : “ Every letter received in
this kachcheri after this week must be answered on the day of its receipt unless it
is waiting for an order from me or from the G.A. ” The answer of the head clerk ...
The evening was warm and fine ; the world about us was completely empty
except for the darkening sky above our heads and the unending road beneath
our feet . Abdul Rahman was not a good walker and the Salt Superintendent , a
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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