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Into the Wild

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Language English
Contributor(s) Jon Krakauer
Binding Paperback
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Overview: Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer and gives a real life account of Christopher McCandless. The author first published the account of McCandless' mysterious death in Outside magazine in 1993, which caught the attention of many readers, thereby encouraging Krakauer to write a book on it. Once it first came out in 1996, Into the Wild spent almost two years on the New York Times best-seller list.

After graduating with good grades from Emory University, Christopher McCandless sold his apartment, donated all his money to charity, and without informing any of his friends and family, took off in his car to explore America by staying off the map. His car, a 1982 Datsun, however, was damaged in a flash flood, following which, McCandless decided to hitch-hike, his final aim being, the Alaskan wilderness. During the two years he travelled across the American West; Christopher adopted the name, Alexander Supertramp, made new friends and learned more about life and humanity. Retracing McCandless' steps, Jon Krakauer portrays the young man's angst, his struggle with consumerism, his hatred of society, and his inherent yearning for true freedom. The author provides details about his interactions with Christopher's family members and the troubled relationship they shared with the 22-year old, before he took off without informing them.

Jon Krakauer is well-known for his contribution to Outdoor Literature, where the readers can often sense his passion for travel. He has written a number of best-selling books including Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. He has formerly worked for Outside magazine and has also published several other articles in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest and Smithsonian. In Into the Wild, he has included a chapter, where he draws comparisons between his own doomed trip to Alaska and how he survived, stating that McCandless was not as lucky as him.

This paperback edition of Into the Wild has been published by Pan in English. The book has an ISBN 10 number of 0174482949, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780330351690. So go on and order it online to read about the young man, who has inspired many to leave everything behind and travel, while also providing a cautionary tale.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date July 1, 2011
Publisher Pan
Contributor(s) Jon Krakauer
Binding Paperback
Edition new
Page Count 224
ISBN 10 0330351699
ISBN 13 9780330351690
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 150 grams
Product Dimensions 13 cm x 1.5 cm x 19.7 cm
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  1. 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
     Do you really need a Spiritual Class, When you do have a Book like this! 17 May, 2013 On
    Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

    For: Intellectual or Philosophical type of people.

    Brief: There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more…
    - Lord Byron
    The book starts with this quote, and ends with death of the main character. The character is craving for adventure in the whole movie (or in true essence, is in search of happiness). At last, before dying of starvation, he found the true essence of happiness and quotes it in a ‘plant-variety book’ – “Happiness is real, only when shared.”

    Comment (in short): A pure adventure with an essence of finding the true meaning of Life or Happiness. People with a frustrated life might find this book as helpful as any other spiritual organization. On the other hand, some super frustrated kind might leave their office and home might leave for Alaska right away (if they can afford to). And yes, this is a true story, bearing a strong home-work while writing this biography.
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