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