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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Some months later Miss Beeching did marry Dutton . Oddly enough , I cannot remember whether I was or was not at the wedding - I rather think I was not . At any rate , just about that time I was moved to another post , to Kandy hundreds ...
Three minutes later I looked down and saw that the trousers half - way up to the knee had turned black . They were black with fleas and the whole floor of the room was black with thousands of fleas . I dashed into the compound ...
The clerks told me later that he had returned and paid in cash for the licence . The rest of his story I heard much later . He had somehow or other got himself engaged to the rather plain daughter of a respectable and fairly flourishing ...
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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