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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In provincial kachcheris the G.A. always had two young civil servants immediately under him who did the office work , checking the accounts , issuing licences , going through all the letters , preparing the files and submitting all ...
The “ young girl ” , I discovered , though the niece of one of my own very respectable clerks , was a notorious Jaffna character — a " loose liver ” , as they said ; at the moment she was being kept by a Tamil lawyer .
There we found a young man and a crowd of relations of the small boy , together with headmen and the policeman . The story was this : the child had been last seen with a young man in a bullock cart driving towards the coast .
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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