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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I do not remember how I dealt with the rat. Here is another letter to Lytton which
recalls to me very vividly the atmosphere and savour of those early days in Jaffna
: May 21, 1905 A cataclysm is hourly expected here. Yesterday a headman came
It is a curious fact that I cannot remember anything about leaving Jaffna or
arriving in Kandy or the journey, which must have taken a whole day, except two
or three hours in the middle of it, and those two or three hours I remember after
But on my last day in Colombo, a man who had been chief headman of one of the
pattus when I was A.G.A. came to pay his respects to me at the Galle Face Hotel.
After desultory conversation, he suddenly said to me : "Do you remember, Sir, ...
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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