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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The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the peons were
ordered to turn out anyone who spat. One day one of my own clerks spat and I
told him to clean the spot. "He refused", I wrote at the time, "but, when he saw I ...
Kandy kachcheri always became more and more hectic with an unending stream
of people, clerks, peons, and headmen, bringing in documents and letters which
required my signature or asking me to settle some difficulty. I was therefore ...
About 7 a peon brought me four or five boxes containing all the letters. He
opened them and I separated them out for the various departments, writing
orders on them if necessary. In this way I was able to know exactly what had
come into the ...
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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