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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They were bad players and usually played singles together , and I handed Dutton over to them ; for the next few months Dutton used to come and play nearly every evening a hopelessly incompetent game of tennis with Miss Case and Miss ...
At one time we were fishing a Bank nearly 20 miles away and the boats , with a favourable wind , took four or five hours to get in , but the wind was consistently unfavourable and day after day they took 12 , 24 , or even 36 hours to ...
Like nearly all great or very well - known people whom I have met , she asked innumerable questions and would not stay for an answer . All that I can remember of her conversation is that she made " curious thin little jokes ” ( as I ...
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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