skip to content
Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript

Author: Henry David Thoreau; Bradley P Dean
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This wonderful book is both a practical and philosophical field guide to the natural gifts of the American countryside. The final harvest of our great nature writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's distinctly American gospel -- a sacramental vision of nature in which "the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature's wonders invigorates nearly every page" (Time). In
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau; Bradley P Dean
ISBN: 0393047512 9780393047516 0393321150 9780393321159
OCLC Number: 41404600
Description: xvii, 409 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Wild Fruits --
A Thoreau Chronology --
Glossary of Botanical Terms.
Responsibility: Henry David Thoreau ; edited and introduced by Bradley P. Dean ; illustrations by Abigail Rorer.

Abstract:

This wonderful book is both a practical and philosophical field guide to the natural gifts of the American countryside. The final harvest of our great nature writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's distinctly American gospel -- a sacramental vision of nature in which "the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature's wonders invigorates nearly every page" (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript's cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley P. Dean has performed a "heroic feat of decipherment" (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover "passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new Scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology" (Boston magazine). Wild Fruits is beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considered on his walks. - Back cover.

Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk,'" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation,' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41404600>
library:oclcnum"41404600"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/41404600>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"2000"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2000"
schema:description"This wonderful book is both a practical and philosophical field guide to the natural gifts of the American countryside. The final harvest of our great nature writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's distinctly American gospel -- a sacramental vision of nature in which "the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature's wonders invigorates nearly every page" (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript's cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley P. Dean has performed a "heroic feat of decipherment" (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover "passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new Scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology" (Boston magazine). Wild Fruits is beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considered on his walks. - Back cover."@en
schema:description"Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk,'" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation,' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/45030>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript"@en
schema:numberOfPages"409"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.