I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Published in the mid-19th century, Walden chronicles Henry David Thoreau's life secluded from society as he lived in a small cabin at Walden Pond. One of the most compelling books in American literature, Walden is a reminiscence of self-discovery that resonates even more so in today's hectic world. A journey to self-discovery, Thoreau's two years, two months, and two days spent living in a natural surrounding provides us with the insight to his renewed spirituality and a guide to simple living and self-reliance.
Included is Thoreau's famous essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience."