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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along the road as far as you could see and then forward along the road as far as
you could see , the road behind and the road in front of you were absolutely
identical , a straight ribbon of white or grey between two walls of green . In my last
The people worked on the road and were paid in rice and every fortnight I sailed
across to superintend the work and see that the people received their rice . It was
a pretty strenuous operation . I sailed in an open Tamil boat with no protection ...
along the Tissa road in order to get to Tissa as early as possible next morning .
My carts and servants went by road and I rode , cutting across country through
scrub jungle . One evening , when I was doing this , I arrived at the bungalow
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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