Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Macmillan, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness. He had given all his savings to charity, abandoned his car and possessions, burnt all the money in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a hunter
Chris McCandless was found curled up in his sleeping bag in the back of an abandoned bus deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Around him lay the evidence of his personal journey: the novels he had read, his diary, and the meagre implements by which he had planned to survive. His body and the proof of starvation etched on it bring forth deep questions: how did this intelligent man come to die? What is it about the wilderness that drew him, and perhaps draws us, to it? What is it about high-risk activities that is so compelling?
Jon Krakauer uses McCandless restless progress around the wide spaces of North America to explore the call of the wild and the mentality of those who succumb to it. What emerges from this mesmerising, heartbreaking story is a version of the wilderness that is hard and seductive; a place where one can quite possibly find ones self but also opening the dark possibility that we might find our own nature strange and disturbing.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 205 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Travel Alaska category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £6.00 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!