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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Half - way to Kandy the train was drawing into a station , I suppose it was Ambepussa , and before it had stopped he impetuously opened the carriage door in order to get out and buy himself an orange or plantain .
At the second milestone I stopped and said : " Now , Abdul Rahman , will you take Rs . 1.80 ? ” and when he shook his head , I said : “ I am going to walk on to Tissa which , if we go on at this pace , we shall reach about two in the ...
There were six or seven Moslems wounded and covered with blood and one Sinhalese , a Government servant , who lived near the mosque , had tried to stop the row when it began , and had been hit by a stone in his face .
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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