"I now walk into the wild": First Edition of Into the Wild; Signed by John Krakauer
Into the Wild.
Item Number: 26002
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition of this “engrossing work…with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page with the added words, “I now walk into the woods Jon Krakauer.” The line is from the Into the Wild. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr and Daniel Rembert. An exceptional example.
"Into the Wild is a narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff" (Washington Post). It was the basis for the 2007 film, directed by Sean Penn, starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt and features Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook.