The Republic of Trees

TitleThe Republic of Trees
Year for Search2005
AuthorsTaylor, Sam
Date Published2005
PublisherFaber and Faber
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, UK author
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Four children “on the edge of adolescence” run away to a forest where they attempt to establish a eutopia based on Jean-Jacque Rousseau’s (1712-78) Social Contract (1762). Another joins them and the eutopia takes a dystopian turn with the imposition of authority and conformity.

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(b. 1970)

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2005 Taylor, Sam (b. 1970). The Republic of Trees. London: Faber and Faber. Public

Four children “on the edge of adolescence” run away to a forest where they attempt to establish a eutopia based on Jean-Jacque Rousseau’s (1712-78) Social Contract (1762). Another joins them and the eutopia takes a dystopian turn with the imposition of authority and conformity.