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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... snob and was or believed himself to be a Welsh landowner and gentleman — and he believed that practically no one else in Ceylon was a gentleman .
I put him in such a position that I was practically bound to go or he would have practically to go back on his word . I went to bed on Thursday wondering ...
The loss of practically all the cattle under the great Tissa Irrigation Work was a terrible disaster . The people did not plough their paddy fields ...
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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