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 turned upon me , red in the face , and violently told me that I was talking
nonsense . Emboldened by Charles , the dead cat , and the dead snake , I told
him what cards had been played by whom and turned up the trick which proved
that he ...
I tore his cheque up and told him that unless he paid for the licence in cash I
would not give it to him . He tried to bluster , but I had him turned out of my and
out of the kachcheri . The clerks told me later that he had returned and paid in
cash for ...
I was told — very confidentially — that in a latrine that I was having built in the
town the work was being done in a most dishonest way with the connivance of
the Government officer responsible . What should have been solid cement
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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