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Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Overview

Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found here In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invent Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found here In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

Jon Krakauer

About Into the Wild Description

Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer, well-known for outdoor and mountain-climbing writing. https://www.facebook.com/jonkrakauer

Data Book Into the Wild

Original Title Into the Wild ISBN 0385486804 (ISBN13: 9780385486804 ) Edition Language English Characters Christopher McCandless setting Alaska (United States) Mexico Virginia (United States) …more The Slabs, Mojave Desert, California (United States) …less Literary Awards Washington State Book Award (1997) (110)