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. It seemed to be ...
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 white
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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