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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The captain had another characteristic, shared by me: he had a passion for every
kind of game. During the day we played the usual deck games, chess, draughts,
and even noughts and crosses, and very late at night when the two candles in ...
Many people dislike the arid sterility of this kind of Asiatic low country. But I lived
in it for many years, indeed for most of my time in Ceylon, and it got into my heart
and my bones, its austere beauty, its immobility and unchangeableness except ...
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 Ham-
bantota in ...
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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