On what page in the book Into the Wild can this quote be found: "Happiness only real when shared"? What book did McCandless write this in?

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The page numbers appearing in any novel depend on the particular edition selected. In the case of Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, there are numerous editions by many publishers. When searching the available texts in book form and online, one discovers that the passage chosen appears in Chapter Eighteen entitled, “The Stampede Trail, anywhere between pages 129 and 189. It is typically found on the second page of the chapter.

In the Metropolitan College online edition, the quote is found on page 129. The quote is extremely significant to the understanding of the work, the protagonist’s motivation for his journey, and the lessons learned at the end of his life:

NATURE/PURITY, he printed in bold characters at the top of the page.

"Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long, grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human...

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