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 was , I think , rather pleased to be asked to go for a walk with the A.G.A. and the Salt Superintendent , and he would be seen by all his ... We discussed the matter as we walked in the usual squirrel cage of fruitless argument .
and when he shook his head , I said : “ I am going to walk on to Tissa which , if we go on at this pace , we shall reach about two in the morning , for we ... We walked back , my companions limping slightly , but the best of friends .
Following me and murmuring as I walked to the trap they had less understanding of my ways , my intentions , my affection for them than the half - bred bitch walking at my heels . They were the nicest of people and I was very fond of ...
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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