The Tree of Heaven

May SINCLAIR (1863 - 1946)

One of the most heart-breaking of all World War I novels, this family epic was written in the midst of the War itself, and shows the intense emotion generated in ordinary lives by that tragedy. May Sinclair astonishingly weaves multiple themes into her narrative, seamlessly drawing from the great movements of her day: suffrage, sexual liberation, artistic revolt, war, and pacifism. Her most powerful metaphor throughout the novel is that of the Vortex: the dangerously irresistible force of human masses, how to resist it and (much more difficult) how to participate in it without losing one’s individual autonomy. - Summary by Expatriate

Genre(s): Literary Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part I (Peace): Chapter 01 Expatriate
00:30:51
Play 02 Part I (Peace): Chapter 02 Expatriate
00:13:03
Play 03 Part I (Peace): Chapter 03 Expatriate
00:13:08
Play 04 Part I (Peace): Chapter 04 Expatriate
00:10:41
Play 05 Part I (Peace): Chapter 05 Expatriate
00:14:22
Play 06 Part I (Peace): Chapter 06 Expatriate
00:08:11
Play 07 Part I (Peace): Chapter 07 Expatriate
00:17:27
Play 08 Part I (Peace): Chapter 08 Expatriate
00:11:45
Play 09 Part I (Peace): Chapter 09 Expatriate
00:15:23
Play 10 Part I (Peace): Chapter 10 Expatriate
00:18:07
Play 11 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 11 Expatriate
00:37:15
Play 12 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 12 Expatriate
00:27:59
Play 13 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 13 Expatriate
00:33:47
Play 14 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 14 Expatriate
00:25:10
Play 15 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 15 Expatriate
00:23:14
Play 16 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 16 Expatriate
00:35:21
Play 17 Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 17 Expatriate
00:25:53
Play 18 Part III (Victory): Chapter 18 Expatriate
00:41:19
Play 19 Part III (Victory): Chapter 19 Expatriate
00:26:22
Play 20 Part III (Victory): Chapter 20 Expatriate
00:38:14
Play 21 Part III (Victory): Chapter 21 Expatriate
00:25:46
Play 22 Part III (Victory): Chapter 22 Expatriate
00:15:45
Play 23 Part III (Victory): Chapter 23 Expatriate
00:36:15
Play 24 Part III (Victory): Chapter 24 Expatriate
00:43:42
Play 25 Part III (Victory): Chapter 25 Expatriate
00:14:44