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 thought I should come back by a mad way and started out down the coast where there were no roads only sand and palmyra trees . No one ever goes there and the sand has heaped itself up into great curves and ridges .
When they ran my boat up on to the sandy beach at Marichchukaddi and I jumped down into the sand , I felt that , though my body was unwashed and unshaved , my mind had been curiously cleaned and purified . Naturally I was instantly and ...
If you walked towards the sea across the compound , you came out upon a hillock of fine white sand , which was the tip of the promontory . To the right was an absolutely straight stretch of about two miles of the sea shore , dazzling ...
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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