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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There was no railway and about once a month I drove or rode to Tangalla and
stayed a night or two there in the Government Rest House . One evening on my
arrival I found the Duttons in the Rest House ; he had been ordered to come and
... you would be answering letters today which you received months and years
ago . Therefore if you once catch up — as I insist upon your doing — you will find
that you save yourself and everyone else an immense amount of time and worry .
But once the revolution was made and delays got rid of in the office , the more the
work the more effective is efficiency . One day after I had been transferred from
Kandy to Hambantota , I had to go up country on official business . In the late ...
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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