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 ...
The next episode clinched things . Clifford was a tremendous “ lady's man ” ... He hoped that , if I could do this , I would come and dine with them and manage the thing afterwards for him , including the payment of the dancers .
I went into the temple , where in 1910 I had often gone to talk about arrangements for the procession with the priest , in order to see what things were like in 1960 . I took the usual offering of fruit and flowers , but was advised ...
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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