Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer [FIRST EDITION] 1996 • Villard

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 


First edition; odd printing with full number line [jumbled] on copyright page and $22.00 price on front panel.   Possible advance copy?

Hardcover with dust jacket in beautiful condition.   

Some very light shelf wear to an overall beautiful dust jacket; now housed in a new archival-quality jacket protector.

Book itself is excellent.  One crushed corner to front boards.  Otherwise, like new.  Gorgeous!

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, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. 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 and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.