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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Of course I knew he was of a caste to hate doing it , but he was also a person
who wanted a lesson given to him . There are other things like that : I expect a
row . ” The way I did this was , of course , crudely wrong , but the Governor
I knew that the villagers did not believe what I said to them ; to them I was part of
the white man's machine , which they did not understand . I stood to them in the
relation of God to his victims : I was issuing from on high orders to their village ...
He was half - grown when I first knew him , and , when I was on circuit in the
jungle or Game Sanctuary with Engelbrecht , he would follow us all day like a
dog along the tracks , only stopping to dig out an ants ' nest if he came upon one .
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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