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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"I want to get married", he said, "the day after tomorrow, and I have come to ask
you, Sir, to issue a special licence." Among my other duties was that of Chief
Registrar of the Province and special licences could only be issued from the
Engelbrecht reported to me once that two planters, to whom I had issued licences
to shoot deer, had shot deer in the river bed which was the boundary of the Game
Sanctuary. I issued summonses upon them and had them brought up before ...
The sportsmen came to me for licences and a strange company they were. One
Sunday morning when I was working in my bungalow my boy brought me three
cards and said that three gentlemen wanted to see me. A Prince, a Duke, and a ...
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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