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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Nobody in the office , including himself , had believed the thing in the least
degree possible . But everyone , including himself , agreed that , once the
change had been made , the thing had proved to be feasible and everyone's
work became ...
Though the whole thing concerned me intimately , completely fascinated , with a
grim objectivity I watched him ... I wrote to Lytton at the time : March 24 , 1907
Jaffna I am sick and tired of things and I suppose I'm more than a fool for being so
It was the last thing I heard as I fell asleep at night , the first thing I heard when I
woke in the morning — the moment of silence , the heavy thud ; the moment of
silence , the heavy thud — the rhythm of the sea , the rhythm of Hambantota .
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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