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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In the afternoon the Superintendent fired a gun out on the Banks and all the
dhows and boats raced for the shore.1 The Arabs ran their boats up on to the
sand and with a tremendous shouting rushed into the koddu carrying their
oysters in ...
John Scott, as A.G.A., was responsible for law and order in the camp, sat as
Police Magistrate, and was Koddu Superintendent; I was Assistant Koddu
Superintendent; Stevenson was Superintendent of Police. Stevenson and I
shared a ...
A Koddu Superintendent had to be in the koddu the whole time, keeping order
among the hundreds of shouting, gesticulating Arabs in the light of flickering oil
lamps and torches and taking over the Government's oysters. In the day 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