Into the wild

207 pages

English language

Published Aug. 18, 1997 by Anchor Books.

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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, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. 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 …

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  • McCandless, Christopher Johnson, 1968-1992.
  • Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography.
  • Wayfaring life -- Alaska.
  • Wayfaring life -- West (U.S.)
  • Hitchhiking -- Alaska.
  • Hitchhiking -- West (U.S.)
  • Alaska -- Biography.
  • West (U.S.) -- Biography.