Growing: an autobiography of the years 1904 to 1911

Front Cover
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sep 20, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
7 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911 (Autobiography of Leonard Woolf #2)

User Review  - Salvatore - Goodreads

Woolf in Ceylon. Claiming to be someone who didn't see the people there as Others, especially since he was the only White sometimes in town. Shaped his life and ideas of foreign politics. Made him ... Read full review

Review: Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911 (Autobiography of Leonard Woolf #2)

User Review  - Rafe Jenney - Goodreads

Fascinating recounting of a man's life in his early 20s as a largly solitary government agent of the seemingly superbly well organized British empire. Too absorbed in the undergraduate conversations ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Jaffna
21
Kandy
132
Copyright

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1989)

Leonard Sidney Woolf (November 25, 1880 - August 14, 1969) was a noted British political theorist, author, publisher, and civil servant, but perhaps now best known as the widower of author Virginia Woolf. Works The Village in the Jungle - 1913 The Wise Virgins - 1914 International Government - 1916 The Future of Constantinople - 1917 Cooperation and the Future of Industry - 1918 Economic Imperialism - 1920 Empire and Commerce in Africa - 1920 Socialism and Co-operation - 1921 Fear and Politics - 1925 Essays on Literature, History, Politics - 1927 Hunting the Highbrow - 1927 Imperialism and Civilization - 1928 After the Deluge (Principia Politica), 3 vols. - 1931, 1939, 1953 Quack! Quack! - 1935 Barbarians At The Gate - 1939 The War for Peace - 1940 A Calendar of Consolation - selected by Leonard Woolf, 1967Autobiographical Works Woolf, Leonard (1960). Sowing: an autobiography of the years, 1880-1904. London: Hogarth Press. OCLC 185524636.nbsp; Published in America as Woolf, Leonard (1960). Sowing: an autobiography of the years, 1880-1904 (1st American ed.). New York: Harcourt, Brace. ISBN 9780156839457. OCLC 1346957.nbsp; Also OCLC 1339821. Woolf, Leonard (1961). Growing: an autobiography of the years 1904-1911 (1st American ed.). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. OCLC 494500.nbsp; Also OCLC 21246847 (1977), OCLC 67527334 (1967). Woolf, Leonard (1963). Diaries in Ceylon, 1908-1911, and Stories from the East: records of a colonial administrator. London: Hogarth Press. OCLC 30240642.nbsp; Also OCLC 4194108 Woolf, Leonard (1964). Beginning again: an autobiography of the years 1911-1918. London: Hogarth Press. ISBN 9780701202507. OCLC 186031278.nbsp; Published in America as Woolf, Leonard (1964). Beginning again: an autobiography of the years 1911-1918 (1st American ed.). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. OCLC 264298.nbsp; Woolf, Leonard (1967). Downhill all the way: an autobiography of the years 1919-1939 (1st American ed.). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. OCLC 1065888.nbsp; Woolf, Leonard (1969). The journey not the arrival matters: an autobiography of the years 1939-1969. London: Hogarth Press. ISBN 9780701203269. OCLC 186031338.nbsp; Published in America as Woolf, Leonard (1969). The journey not the arrival matters: an autobiography of the years 1939-1969 (1st American ed.). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. OCLC 58615.nbsp;