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 something extraordinarily real and at the same time unreal in the sights and sounds and smells— the whole impact of Colombo , the G.O.H. , and Ceylon in those first hours and days , and this curious mixture of intense reality ...
Though the whole thing concerned me intimately , completely fascinated , with a grim objectivity I watched him “ dealing with ” the situation . I think perhaps that I can best show what happened by quoting the account of it which I ...
The whole line waited for a few minutes , each beast swaying , fidgeting , lifting up one foot after another in that pattern of eternal restlessness from which no elephant for a single moment seems able to escape . The whole line swayed ...
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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