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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit

Author: Michael Finkel
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a remarkable tale of survival and solitude, the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Christopher Thomas Knight
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Finkel
ISBN: 9781471152115 1471152111 9781471151972 1471151972
OCLC Number: 974938265
Description: 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Finkel.

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'A meditation on solitude, wildness and survival. It is also, unexpectedly, a tribute to the joys of reading' * The Wall Street Journal * 'Not all heroes wear capes. My latest one is a man called Read more...

 
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