The Tree of Heaven


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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 (10 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Part I (Peace): Chapter 01 30:51 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 02 13:03 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 03 13:08 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 04 10:41 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 05 14:22 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 06 8:11 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 07 17:27 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 08 11:45 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 09 15:23 Read by Expatriate
Part I (Peace): Chapter 10 18:07 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 11 37:15 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 12 27:59 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 13 33:47 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 14 25:10 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 15 23:14 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 16 35:21 Read by Expatriate
Part II (The Vortex): Chapter 17 25:53 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 18 41:19 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 19 26:22 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 20 38:14 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 21 25:46 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 22 15:45 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 23 36:15 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 24 43:42 Read by Expatriate
Part III (Victory): Chapter 25 14:44 Read by Expatriate