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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They were bad players and usually played singles together , and I handed Dutton over to them ; for the next few months Dutton used to come and play nearly every evening a hopelessly incompetent game of tennis with Miss Case and Miss ...
... as one does when one is on the Government side of the fence in the administration or on the Bench or in the police , the less sentimental sympathy one gets for him , for he is usually a very nasty and brutish man .
I sailed in an open Tamil boat with no protection from the sun and , as the bottom of the boat was usually full of the most ancient and fish - like smelling bilge water , the sun and stench combined were formidable .
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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