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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One evening , riding with Rachel in Lady Horton's Walk , a carriage passed us in
which sat Clifford and the lady , and even that brief glimpse showed that the lady
had made a conquest of the Acting Governor of Ceylon . Some days ...
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
The licence prescribed through what streets the procession might go and always
contained a clause forbidding the beating of tom - toms while the procession was
passing a place of worship belonging to a different religious community .
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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