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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resident sportsmen might shoot . The issuing of licences to shoot big game -
elephant , buffalo , and deer — was in my hands and in the open season
sportsmen from all over the world used to come to Hambantota for big game
... and in the two western pattus snipe were plentiful in the wet season , and on
the lewayas and irrigation tanks there was good teal shooting . Before I came to
the District I had done very little shooting , but I soon began to do quite a lot of it .
of the world downwards , shooting and hunting at first fascinated me . The
excitement is tremendous , whether you are stalking a deer in the jungle ,
shooting snipe in a paddy field , or waiting in the evening on a tank for the sound
of the ...
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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