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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All the way up to Elephant Pass I saw hardly any birds and ... Except in the few villages through which we passed we met scarcely any human beings . In the day the heat and dust were terrific ; the bullock cart creaked and groaned and ...
It stood upon a peninsula — the Jaffna peninsula , which is connected with the mainland of Ceylon by a narrow causeway , Elephant Pass . As we approached Elephant Pass in the early morning , the country gradually changed .
Walking up what was before the village street , you passed boutique after boutique , selling flowers and fruit , to be offered in the temple and mutatis mutandis you might have been passing the shops in Lisieux or even in London's ...
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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