Among the earliest and most celebrated of the New Thought authors was James Allen (1864-1912). A reclusive man, he spent the last 10 years of his life in rural seclusion in the village of Ilfracombe, in Devon, during which period he wrote most of his 20 books. The most famous of these is As a Man Thinketh, a short treatise of the power of thought. This short work is one of the first great classics of self-help literature, and has never been out of print since it was first published in 1902. Allen's main thesis is that thought is not just a vehicle for comprehending and explaining the world, but is also the prime mechanism for creating and changing human experience. While Allen's views may remain controversial, a vast audience has found his work greatly inspiring. A new recording of one of the most revered self-help classics narrated by Denis Daly.