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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But at night we lay on the postbags , the District Engineer on one side and I on
the other with the dog between us . Each time that the rolling of the cart Aung the
D.E. towards my side and therefore on to Charles , there was a menacing growl ...
I am all and always upon the side of law and order , and my time in Ceylon ,
where I was on the Government side of the fence , strengthened me in this
attitude , simply because without law and order , strictly enforced , life for
everyone must ...
I watched the figures outlined against the grey sky — the long lean outline of the
corpse with the toes sticking up so straight and stark , the crouching huddled
figure of the weeping man , and the tall upright sheik standing by his side .
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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