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 ...
... one has to deal with him , 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
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 . Punakari was one of the most ...
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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