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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... or very well - known people whom I have met , she asked innumerable questions and would not stay for an answer . ... habitually fought in Ceylon , but when I said “ No ” , I do not think she really stayed even for that answer .
He said that I had caught a cold in a nerve at the back of my neck and that if I stayed in bed for a day , I should be perfectly all right . For the next 24 hours I stayed in bed , doing my kachcheri work there , and as the giddiness ...
I saw a great deal of them all and went to the Russian Ballet and the Ring with them , and dined with Vanessa and Clive and with Virginia and Adrian , and stayed with Virginia in a house which she rented in Firle near Lewes .
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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