"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." Here is Henry David Thoreau's classic work of personal experimentation and nonconformist living, Walden, presented in a special condensation with a new introduction by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz. This concise journey to Thoreau's cabin in the woods provides you with the most stirring ideas of his original, with its celebration of simple living, self-sufficiency, and following your own inner compass. "Read Walden not because it is old and venerated," Mitch writes in his new introduction. "Read it because it summons you to all that is new within yourself." When you finish this work you will have a better sense of your own direction in life.