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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As the Duttons and I talked , we were embedded in , overwhelmed by this starry magnificence . Dutton and Miss Beeching had , I think , both changed . He seemed to have shrunk and she to have swollen . They reminded me of those pairs of ...
Stevenson was an amusing Irishman and talked incessantly like an Irishman in a novel ; he was also extremely able and became Sir Malcolm Stevenson , K.C.M.G. , Governor of Cyprus . A curious incident happened to us one night .
He talked and talked , and laughed , and watched me with his cunning beady eyes , and the villagers put in a word now and then , laughed respectfully when we laughed , and looked at one another , I noticed , occasionally out of the ...
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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