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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... staying for anything from a night to a fortnight in the Queens Hotel down by the Lake . There was a bungalow for the Office Assistant , a 133 KANDY.
Kandy was a terribly social place and after my sister came to stay with me , we were hardly ever alone , for she was an extremely sociable person , the kind ...
... people whom I have met , she asked innumerable questions and would not stay for an answer . ... I do not think she really stayed even for that answer .
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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