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. A little further on I was crossing an open ...
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 it ...
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