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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A Police Constable came to my bungalow early in the morning and told me that a
small boy had disappeared and that it was thought that he had been taken away
by a young man in a bullock cart to the coast at Kangesanturai , 15 to 20 miles ...
the young man in it ; they dragged him out , searched him , and found the boy's
jewellery on him . Then they took him to the Maniagar's house , beat him with
sticks and whips , pushed pins down his nails , and tortured him generally until
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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