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 pattern
— hundreds of fireflies. My two and a half years in Jaffna, the Prices, Gwen ...
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 spend my night at
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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