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 habituds, on the courts. Among the habitues or habitudes 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