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. It took me a day and a half to reach ...
... Harry Sanderasekara, 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 verandahs, 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