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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As they passed one another, Mr. Woolf turned his horse and deliberately hit Mr.
Sanderasekara in the face with his riding whip. When I first read this document, I
was dismayed, because I could not understand how or why such an accusation ...
I remembered that my horse had been restless, continually fidgeting and turning
round and round as I pointed out with my riding whip to Ferdinando Hamlyn Price
the old line of the street. And then I suddenly remembered that at some moment ...
that, when I got on my horse and started to ride back to the place where I was to
sleep, I found that I had left it much too late. Darkness ... He suddenly insisted
upon going off at a right angle from the direction in which I was riding him. As I
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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