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
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story of theft, struggle, and solitude is the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods for twenty-seven years, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins. In 1986, a twenty-year-old white man named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would remain alone until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, Knight developed ways to store food and water and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, while the Smithfield region's community was never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, Finkel presents a detailed account of the why and how of Knight's secluded life, as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world
Title
The stranger in the woods
Creator
Summary
There are three types of hermits in the world, according to Finkel: protesters, pilgrims, and pursuers. But Christopher Knight doesn’t seem to fit any of these categories. So why, at the age of 20, did he drive into a forest in Maine and disappear for 27 years, his only human interaction a single ‘hi’ with a passing hiker? This book uses the incredible but true story of Knight, ‘the last true hermit,’ to explore themes of solitude, introversion and the meaning of life. -- Megan Tristao for LibraryReads
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Genre
Writing style
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10558149
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 974.1/22043092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mark Bramhall
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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by Michael Finkel
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Extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
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  • CULVR-CUL
  • SYRAC-SYR
  • SYRAC-SYR
  • JAYCO-POR
  • JAYCO-POR
  • NWEBS-NOR
  • NWEBS-NOR
  • SWHIT-SOU
  • SWHIT-SOU
  • SHLBY-SHE
  • SHLBY-SHE
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • BATES-BAT
  • BATES-BAT
  • PERRY-TEL
  • PERRY-TEL
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  • BUTLR-BUT
  • BUTLR-BUT
  • MTCHL-MIT
  • MTCHL-MIT
  • FULCO-ROC
  • FULCO-ROC
  • GBURG-GRE
  • GBURG-GRE
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20897820
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101924907
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781101924907
Other physical details
CD digital
Publisher number
  • PRHA 5210
  • 40c2lk
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20897820
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)951948062
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not applicable
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