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 flung the D.E.
towards my side and therefore on to Charles, there was a menacing growl and ...
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. They
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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