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The Resource The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel

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

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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
Title
The stranger in the woods
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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Michael Finkel
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Language
eng
Summary
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 nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed, but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world. A riveting story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded
Summary
Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life
Writing style
Award
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Biography type
individual biography
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10554525
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Finkel, Michael
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Knight, Christopher Thomas
  • Hermits
  • Recluses
  • Thieves
  • Survival
  • Solitude
  • Smithfield Region (Me.)
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059661510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781471152115
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)954225048
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059661510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781471152115
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)954225048

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