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 ...
He always reminded me of Leonard Bast in Howard's End. He did not play tennis
and he did not play bridge and did not mix at all in the white society of "the station
", living alone in a largish bungalow with a piano, so it was said, and a vast ...
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 ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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