"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."Walden is a series of 18 essays chronicling the two years that Henry David Thoreau spent sequestered in a cabin he built himself near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in the mid 1800's. Seeking a way of life free of distraction and full of intent, he aimed to live as simply as possible, self-reliant and with few posessions. He spent his time there rejecting social conventions, working less and reading more, exploring literary and philosophical pursuits, and discovering nature. Walden is an enduring memoir infused with philosophy that has inspired readers to embark on their own journeys of simplicity and self-discovery for over 150 years.