Into the Wild

The story of Chris McCandless, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. The text also investigates what makes some people leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.
Author:
Jon Krakauer

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Short Description

The story of Chris McCandless, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. The text also investigates what makes some people leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.

Long description

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

Product details

Author:
Jon Krakauer
Format:
Paperback
Imprint:
PAN BOOKS
Publisher:
PAN MACMILLAN
ISBN:
9780330351690
Audience:
General
Additional Format:
205
Pages:
224
Width (mm):
130
Length (mm):
197

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