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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Mrs. Lewis , true to the type of all the Mrs. Jennings's who have lived since , and indeed before , 1813 , was an inveterate matchmaker . In this character she once unsuccessfully tried her hand upon me , the other victim of her artless ...
The Tamil advocate in question had brought a case against a young Burgher girl for abuse and indecent language , alleging that she had come to his house , where he lived respectably with his wife and family , and in the middle of the ...
For the first three months another civil servant lived with me , the Superintendent of Police , now Sir Francis Graeme ... in Ceylon was that I almost always was living in someone else's bungalow or had someone else to live in mine .
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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