Part memoir and part spiritual quest, Walden is the compelling account of daily life at Walden Pond by the ted transcendentalist and author Henry David Thoreau. Detailing over two years of Henry David Thoreau's life, Walden chronicles his transcendentalist journey to live in the wilderness and immerse himself in nature. The result is this classic work on self-reliance and individual freedom. Since its first publication, Walden has become a mainstay in American literature, a personal declaration of independence, a social experiment, and a voyage of spiritual discovery. (The Library of America).