Chris McCandless, an intensely idealistic young man from an affluent East Coast family, graduated with honors in 1990 from Emory University, changed his name, burned all his money, and vanished in search of a raw, transcendent experience. In April 1992, he hitchhiked from Montana to Alaska and walked "into the wild" to begin his adventure, carrying little more than a rifle, 10 pounds of rice, and a collection of books by Tolstoy and Thoreau. Four months later, his emaciated corpse was found at his campsite by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of INTO THE WILD.

"A fascinating story of idealism, fantasy, and the dark side of the wilderness experience." (Paul Theroux)

"...painfully moving..." (New York Times)
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