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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But the civilized joke against a person allows us to satisfy our hatred of and hostility against him just as the civilized dirty joke allows us to satisfy ...
persons had to come through me and practically the only person whom he would ever actually see was myself . If anyone came for an interview , they had to ...
... for she was an extremely sociable person , the kind of person who under the most unfavourable circumstances can help to “ make the party go " .
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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