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. We had ...
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 corner of
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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