In the summer of 1845, writer and naturalist Henry Thoreau moved to the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began Walden, his most important and original work. Today, Walden has become a part of the American literary landscape. Its message of living simply, deliberately, and in deep connection to the world around us is as pertinent now as ever. Royalties from sales benefit the Walden Woods Project. By Henry David Thoreau. Read by Michael O’Keefe.