Publication Date: 01/07/2011 ISBN: 9780330351690 Category:

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 01/07/2011 ISBN: 9780330351690 Category:
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Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines 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.

International 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.

Publisher Review

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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