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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My third asset was that I could play a competent game of tennis and a good game
of bridge . Dowbiggin , now Sir Herbert Dowbiggin , was not at all meek and mild
either in word or deed . He was a bad bridge player , but had bullied the other ...
Eventually he decided to come with me and play tennis , and so one evening ,
fitted out with tennis shoes and a racket , Dutton appeared , to the astonishment
of the habitués , on the courts . Among the habitués or habituées were the two ...
to dine in , to play billiards . As far as I was concerned the purposes , when I went
to it , were performed in that order . I went to it after tennis and had a drink and
played a rubber or two of bridge . Sometimes I stayed and had dinner there , and
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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