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 took my temperature which was very high . He must have been an unusually
sensible man , for he did not assume , as nearly everyone else in Jaffna would
have assumed , that I had malaria . He decided that I must see a doctor , but the ...
At one time we were fishing a Bank nearly 20 miles away and the boats , 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 hours to reach the ...
... letters today which you received months and years ago . Therefore if you once
catch up — as I insist upon your doing — you will find that you save yourself and
everyone else an immense amount of time and worry . " I then took the head ...
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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