Into the Wild. By Jon Krakauer. First Edition, First Printing. Villard. New York, 1996.

$120.00

Into the Wild is one of the most endearing non-fiction titles of the last fifty years. It retraces a period in the life of Christopher McCandless, sometimes referred to as Alexander Supertramp. He was a privileged young man who left home, hitchhiked around the country, and eventually made it to Alaska where he perished in the wild. Krakauer captures the perceived freedom and longing which must have driven McCandless to such far reaches. Krakauer also connects McCandless’s story to other perished wanderers and a larger cultural angst about the state of society today. Through such masterful storytelling, Into the Wild quickly became a cult favorite and Krakauer’s most famous book. Then, in 2007, Sean Penn directed the film version starring Emile Hirsch, and subsequently the narrative became a larger cultural moment, one with incredibly widespread popularity. It remains an important work from the latter half of the twentieth century. Through McCandless’s story, countless people have reflected on self-fulfillment, materialism, and their relationships with society.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block near-fine, only former owner’s inscription to front free endpaper. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor creases and bumping to edges.

A very good first edition of Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

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Into the Wild. By Jon Krakauer. First Edition, First Printing. Villard. New York, 1996.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in