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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We told him what was happening in the bathroom and he asked us what we wanted done with the bitch and her puppies . We said we wanted to get her and her basket into another small room so that we could use the bathroom .
If anyone came for an interview , they had to see me and , if they wanted to go beyond me to him , they had to put what they wanted to say in writing . This applied even to Government servants . He would never see the head clerk or the ...
Some of them wanted Mr. Doole , a chief headman , to be appointed , others wanted a Mr. Bahar who was the Government Salt Superintendent . I was rather concerned by the growing ill - feeling , but it was very difficult for me to ...
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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