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 remembered the long straight street in the glare and dust , the white houses and verandahs , and women's heads peering through blinds or round doors to see what the white men were stopping for . I remembered that my horse had been ...
brilliant glittering stars , and all round the branches and the changing leaves were hundreds of tiny little brilliant glittering stars weaving a continually moving patternhundreds of fireflies . My two and a half years in Jaffna ...
It was the dry season and there would be no water for miles round except in this water hole . The Arachchi asked me to come and have a look at it . It would be the night of the full moon , so I told him that I would and that I would ...
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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