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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He always reminded me of Leonard Bast in Howard's End. He did not play tennis
and he did not play bridge and did not mix at all in the white society of "the station
", living alone in a largish bungalow with a piano, so it was said, and a vast ...
After I had lived some months with Dutton, I began to urge him to mix with other
people and suggested that he should come with me one evening to the tennis
courts. At first he refused, but I saw that he was rather anxious to do so, and that
After the office was the sacrament of tennis. Night after night we all went up to the
head of the Lake to the tennis courts, a grander and more social ritual than that of
Jaffna with a continual flutter of females including a fluctuating stream 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
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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