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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By their side walked the sheik, his hand laid gently on the brother's arm. I
watched them move away, silent, dignified. And over the shoulders of the men I
saw the feet of the dead man with the toes sticking up straight and stark." There
was so ...
In most cases they seemed to be quite unmoved as they walked to the scaffold,
but one man was in a state of terror and collapse and had to be almost carried to
the gallows by the warders, and all the way he kept repeating some words of a ...
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 them, but they
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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