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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kind of country there are no trees and changing leaves , and , as far as my experience goes , there are no Luriana Lurilees . But over a very large part of Ceylon the country is the exact opposite of the sandy austerity of Jaffna and ...
I do not suppose that anyone now remembers that in 1904 a new kind of collar was suddenly put upon the market for men's clothes . They were of very bright colours , made of flannel , and you attached them by studs to whatever kind of ...
Living in a kind of hill station , we were invaded socially from so many different sides . Apart from the large permanent circumambient population of planters , there was a continual coming and going of very important officials who ...
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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