Into The Wild


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Title: Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Type of work: Book-length journalistic essay

Genre: Creative nonfiction

Original language: English

First published: 1996

Set in: Various locations throughout the United States and Mexico. Much of the book’s action takes place in the western U.S. and Alaska.

Narrator: The author, Jon Krakauer

Point of view: Third-person limited; Krakauer sometimes imagines the feelings of other people.

Tense: Past

Protagonist: Christopher McCandless, a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp

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