Into the Wild (Paperback)Jon Krakauer (author)
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In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do East Coast family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley. Four months later his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters.
What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life?
By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.
'an astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' - Guardian
'a compelling tale of tragic idealism' - The Times
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15 mm
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“a great book”
first heard of this book on radio 4 ,got it through waterstones ,it sounds like an adventure book but its much more ,quite detailed in places but flows really well ,we will never know why he went into alaska the way... More
“Into the Wild”
Brilliant, loved it, very thought provoking
“Into the Wild”
The haunting and moving story of a young man who abandoned society to live in the Alaskan wilderness with tragic consequences. Krakauer traces Chris McCandless's journey by interviewing friends and family to... More
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