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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If you walked to the edge of the bastion and looked down upon the esplanade you saw below you a small erection which looked like a hen coop ; in this there ...
And in the feeble light of the oil lamp on the verandah I saw that the Red Indian face was puckered with worry and she looked as if she might at any moment ...
All the year round day and night , if you looked down that long twomile line of sea and sand , you would see , unless it was very rough , continually at ...
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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