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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Then they took him to the Maniagar's house , beat him with sticks and whips , pushed pins down his nails , and tortured him generally until he confessed .
... with a favourable wind , took four or five hours to get in , but the wind was consistently unfavourable and day after day they took 12 , 24 , or even 36 ...
He took the cub and reared it . He had a small Sinhalese boy who drove his bullock cart and the bear became passionately devoted to the boy .
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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