The village in the jungle
The evils of colonialism and the struggles of man against the universe and between man and nature are explored in Woolf's early-twentieth-century saga about Silindu and the inhabitants of the Ceylonese village of Beddagama
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THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE Leonard Woolf was born in London in 1880. The
first landmark in his career was undoubtedly Cambridge and the friends he made
there. The next was Ceylon, where he served in the Civil Service from 1904 to ...
Leonard Woolf. Ceylon, the task of making a new career for himself in England.
He was talented, with a quick and receptive mind. He wrote easily and well and
had views, at the time advanced, on such subjects as British colonial policy.
Leonard Woolf. gentleman dressed very beautifully in European clothes and a
light grey helmet'. He reads aloud in a high pompous voice a document which
commutes the death sentence into one of twenty years rigorous imprisonment.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review