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 .
going to punish them and prosecute the chief offender . 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 villager told me a curious
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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