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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Anchor Books,2007
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What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life? Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that question in his reporting on Chris McCandless, whose emaciated body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992.
Described by friends and relatives as smart, literate, compassionate, and funny, did McCandless simply read too much Thoreau and Jack London and lose sight of the dangers of heading into the wilderness alone? Krakauer, whose own adventures have taken him to the perilous heights of Everest, provides some answers by exploring the pull the outdoors, seductive yet often dangerous, has had on his own life.From the Publisher:
"Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama of human yearning."
--New York Times
"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."
"Compelling and tragic...Hard to put down."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Engrossing...with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order."
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Book Description Pan MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Media tie-in. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AA79780330453677
Book Description Pan Books (UK), 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. NOW AN AWARD WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY SEAN PENNJon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alask.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.170. Seller Inventory # 9780330453677
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Book Description Pan, 2008. Condition: New. 2008. Media tie-in. Paperback. The film tie-in edition of Jon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life. Num Pages: 224 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1KBBWK; 3JJP; BG; RGR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 133 x 14. Weight in Grams: 166. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780330453677
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