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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • ISBN: 9780241282618
  • Pages: 128
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

James Thurber

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Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life.

But he has dreams – vivid, extraordinary day dreams – in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he – a weary, put upon middle-aged man – is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can’t he?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thurber and collected here.


Not too many years ago, it would have been unnecessary to explain who James Thurber was. His short story ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, published in 1947 in the New Yorker (where most of his...

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