The distinctly American gospel--never before published--of our great nature writer, mystic, ecologist, and prophet.The final harvest of a great writer's last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau's sacramental vision of nature--a vision compelling in part because it grew out of an approach to the natural world at once scientific and mystical. The difficulties of Thoreau's handwriting, method of composition, notations, and pagination have kept his final observations and meditations from publication until now; thanks to the assiduous efforts of Thoreau specialist Bradley Dean, this great work can finally be brought to light. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 230, Winter 2000, p. 3.W. W. Norton, 2000. Paperback Edition, 9 x 7 inch format, 411 pp.