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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The afternoon I moved into Shipton's bungalow I had a bad headache and next
morning I woke up feeling wretched. I hardly knew Shipton and I did not like to tell
him that I felt ill, so I crawled out of bed and joined him at breakfast on the ...
It was the last thing I heard as I fell asleep at night, the first thing I heard when I
woke in the morning — the moment of silence, the heavy thud ; the moment of
silence, the heavy thud — the rhythm of the sea, the rhythm of Hambantota.
From Kachchigala there is a path to Kandaketiya (ij miles) and from there to
Talawa (4 miles) which I reached about 7.30 p.m. Next morning at Talawa a
villager told me a curious story about buffaloes. I had several times during the
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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