The Choiring of the Trees Summary
Donald Harington

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The Choiring of the Trees Summary

The pastoral theme is central to the novel. The pastoral opposes life in the country to life in the city. It depicts a world of simplicity, of shepherds and shepherdesses, and a time that seems an endless summer when everyone is young and in love. From a less idealized perspective, the pastoral implies nourishment, as a pasture feeds the sheep, and spiritual comfort, as the Lord's Prayer suggests the pastoral world to be...

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