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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The sky, the sea, the stars, the turtles, the bay, the palms were so lusciously
magnificent at Tangalla Rest House that Nature seemed to tremble on the verge
— I don't think she ever actually fell over the verge — of vulgarity. As the Duttons
'Interesting,' Charlotte replied with a smile, 'why she never said a word.' 'Did she
not,' Eduard rejoined while he seemed to retrace his thoughts, 'how very strange !
' " seemed to me, Ethel was falling more and more in 152 GROWING.
The whole village seemed to have turned out and the men were standing on the
road round the bodies of the animals; there was a hostile murmur from the small
crowd. I explained to them that the owner had been warned, that by not ...
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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