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Into the Wild

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Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines 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.

A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • w. maps
  • 033045367X
  • 9780330453677
  • 29,964

Review Text

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREJon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.By examining the 1 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 civilisation behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.
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Review quote

A compelling tale of tragic idealism. * The Times * 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 * It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order. * Entertainment Weekly * A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff. * Washington Post * Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning. * New York Times *
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About Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, (which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and was made into a film starring Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart) Into Thin Air, Iceland, Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.
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Rating details

694,696 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 35% (240,085)
4 37% (258,097)
3 20% (139,822)
2 5% (36,762)
1 3% (19,930)

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reading this book you will feel for this guy , come to understand him in some way and for me want to be this guy (but with a little more caution). well researched and layed out neatly before you its a sad ending for a man who just wanted to "be " just for himself. had left this in my wish list for a while before buying , that was a mistake , i could not put it down until i had finished.show more
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