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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That morning when the good Shipton put before me a plate on which sat two hoppers and on each rather greasy hopper sat a rather greasy fried egg , I felt as ...
In the early morning when I was having my early tea upon the verandah , regularly every day at exactly the same hour a long line of about 30 or 40 flamingos ...
From Kachchigala there is a path to Kandaketiya ( 1 ) miles ) and from there to Talawa ( 4 miles ) which I reached about 7.30 p.m. Next morning at Talawa 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