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 ...
... Nugawela Ratemahatmaya , and asked him to get the very finest show of Kandyan dancing ever seen in the Kandyan district . He really did so and it was superb . He turned out all his retainers and headmen and an 170 GROWING.
He fell upon the rocks below , turned another somersault round another boulder , and there again was the end of his tail jutting out beyond the rock . Very very cautiously we crept down with our rifles ready and peered round the rock .
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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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