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Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer

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PUBLISHED: 7th September 2007
ISBN: 9780330453677
ANNOTATION:
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.
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  • Paperback
    $15.24
PUBLISHED: 7th September 2007
ISBN: 9780330453677
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

NOW AN AWARD WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY SEAN PENN

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 and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.

In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

Author Biography

Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven and is editor of the Modern Library Explorer series.

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

Product Details

Author
Jon Krakauer
Pages
224
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year
2007
ISBN-10
033045367X
ISBN-13
9780330453677
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-09-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Audience Age
18
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade