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 1
3,000 a month. Nine out of ... letters would continually increase and eventually
you would be answering letters today which you received months and years ago.
... of mind is honestly and accurately described in the following letter which I
wrote to Lytton about a month after I arrived in Hambantota: 2nd Oct., 1908
Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing in the last months
and never ...
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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