Into the Wild
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.
About the Author
Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild (which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and was made into a film starring Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart), Into Thin Air, Iceland, Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.
"A compelling tale of tragic idealism."
"An astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents."
"It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order. "
"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."
" Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning."
New York Times