Into the Wild is a nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer that was first published in 1996. It is a testament to the idea that human beings are, despite occasional impulses to the contrary, social animals. Krakauer demonstrates that no matter how much a person desires to live a secluded life, the need for human contact is an inevitable and compelling force—and that rejecting that fundamental need can have dire consequences. Explore a character analysis of Christopher McCandless, the full book summary, and important quotes.


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