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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Being on a horse I could see over the blinds on to the verandahs . As I passed one of the houses , I happened to look into the verandah and a Burgher girl sitting there smiled at me and I smiled at her .
The Duttons and I dined together , and after dinner we sat on the verandah with the Indian Ocean a few yards from our toes and talked . The conversation was curious , uneasy , and I felt - I could not say why — that every now and then ...
The first case arose from an order which I had posted in the verandah of the kachcheri . The amount of spitting which went on in the verandah was extremely unpleasant . The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the ...
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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