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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This temporary town was laid out in regular streets : Main Street , Tank Street , New Street , New Moor Street . It was , I think , on February 15th that I sailed from Jaffna to Marichchukaddi in an open native boat .
... a well - known lawyer , had been deliberately hit in the face by the Office Assistant , Mr. Leonard Woolf . Mr. Sanderasekara had been driving in his trap down the main street of Jaffna and he met the G.A. , Mr. Price ...
did so , he would see clearly how people had encroached upon the old line of the street by building verandahs and stoeps out on to the highway . I remembered the long straight street in the glare and dust , the white houses and ...
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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