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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kind of country there are no trees and changing leaves, and, as far as my
experience goes, there are no Luriana Lurilees. But over a very large part of
Ceylon the country is the exact opposite of the sandy austerity of Jaffna and Ham-
bantota in ...
The feeling was intensified by Polgahawela. What a soft liquid gentle Sinhalese
word this — Field of Coconuts — was when one compared it with Tamil places
like Kange- santurai and Kodikanam ! And the place itself, the air, the trees, the
It was surrounded on all sides by thick jungle and was raised above the jungle so
that the tops of the nearest trees were level with it. On one side of the water hole
and about 5 or 6 yards from it rose a great rock or gigantic boulder, 12 or 15 feet ...
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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