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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Sanders , the D.J. , was a small , fat whisky - drinking man of 49 whom I never got to know well , because he was soon transferred to another station . Dutton , the P.M. , was a strange character ; a strange fate , partly due to me ...
... 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 quite reached it , perhaps because I knew that it would never be the time until you did .
Coming face to face with a buffalo , a bear , or a leopard one felt pretty sure of what he would do , and in 999 cases out of a 1,000 one was right ; I never felt that I had any idea of what an elephant would do : he might pay no ...
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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