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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
Statement of responsibility
Michael Finkel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1986, 20-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Knight survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water in order to avoid freezing to death in his tent during the harsh Maine winters. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material and other provisions, taking only what he needed. In the process, he unwittingly terrified a community unable to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life and the challenges he faced returning to the world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkel, Michael
Dewey number
  • 917.4'122'043092
  • 917.4'122'043092
  • 917.4122043092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Pond Hermit
  • Hermits
  • Recluses
  • Biography
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471151972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781471151972
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471151972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781471151972
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration (black and white), map (black and white)

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