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 the answer to that was : “ You are receiving in this office 500 letters a day , or 13,000 a month . ... letters would continually increase and eventually you would be answering letters today which you received months and years ago .
... and accurately described in the following letter which I wrote to Lytton about a month after I arrived in Hambantota ... 1908 Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing in the last months and never quite reached it ...
By this time the Salt Superintendent had arrived on the scene and I told him that the checkers and the head guard must be suspended for six months from all Government service . The checkers pleaded that it was unfair to rely on figures ...
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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