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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And when it is a letter that one is writing to an intimate friend of one's youth , the
passions and prejudices of youth which ... When I sat down to write to Lytton , all
these feelings were so strong that they overwhelmed or eliminated all others .
In a letter to Lytton I wrote : “ The work is consequently going on day and night
and I have only been about 3 or 4 hours in bed out of the last 72. " I think that my
recovery from typhoid had given me a new lease of life and , as I often said at the
In a letter to Lytton describing this , I tried to defend the system , arguing that the
Europeanizing of nonEuropeans is a mistake , that it is best for every race to
remain “ as it was before Adam ” ( a curious and somewhat exaggerated idea ) .
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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