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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There was a well-known water hole about miles through the jungle on the left of
the road, and he told me that it was in a terrible state as there were bodies of
dead buffaloes in and around it. It was the dry season and there would be no
On one side of the water hole and about 5 or 6 yards from it rose a great rock or
gigantic boulder, 12 or 15 feet high and quite smooth and flat on the top. One
could lie on it all night and get a fine view of the water hole and, raised up there, ...
At length, the bull put his trunk towards the water, but he did not drink — it was
too foul to drink; he stood still for a moment, flapping his ears, and then, raising
his trunk and trumpeting, he turned away from the water hole and lumbered off.
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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