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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Jaffna was and is a biggish town . Europe has made a deep and wide impression upon the face of all the big towns of Ceylon which I know except upon Jaffna ...
When you pass from the town and its suburbs into the country you pass from one life or age into another . It is quite different in Jaffna ; there as soon as ...
We ran as hard as we could to the town and on the way he told me that the Buddhists and Moslems , armed with sticks and stones and with the posts which they ...
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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