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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in one by one all night long and even on into the following day . 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 ...
It would be the night of the full moon , so I told him that I would and that I would spend my night at the water hole . I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching the animals come and drink ; I took my ...
The only really bad sleepless night I can remember to have had in my life was in the village of Kataragama . The pilgrimage is a kind of Ceylon Lourdes , and hundreds of sick people dragged themselves or were dragged through the jungle ...
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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