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 "dealing with" the situation. I think perhaps that I
can best show what happened by quoting the account of it which I wrote to Lytton
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