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The Tree of Heaven
The Tree of Heaven

The Tree of Heaven


British Library Women Writers


320 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9780712353076

Rights: US, CA, SAM & MX

British Library Publishing (Sep 2021)

Price: $16.95


The Tree of Heaven follows the fortunes of the Harrison family as the children grow up in the shadow of the First World War and Dorothy’s brothers go off, one by one, to the trenches, while she becomes involved with the suffrage movement, and later joins a version of the Women’s Social and Political Union. Published at a time when women still did not have the right to vote, Sinclair – passionately in favor of women’s enfranchisement – asks not if the vote should be won, but how. Her reflection on the war is of course limited by having not yet seen its end (The Tree of Heaven was published in 1917), yet Sinclair provides an excellent snapshot of the views and experiences of a family in the face of such great uncertainty.

British Library Women Writers 1910#&39;s.

Part of a curated collection of forgotten works by early to mid-century women writers, the British Library Women Writers series highlights the best middlebrow fiction from the 1910s to the 1960s, offering escapism, popular appeal and plenty of period detail to amuse, surprise and inform.

Author Biography

May Sinclair (1863–1946) was a popular British writer and an active suffragist. Her publication record is prolific, including novels, philosophy, criticism, poetry and biography, as well as her 1912 pro-suffrage pamphlet, Feminism. She has been dubbed "the readable modernist."