The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty: Short Story, Thurber, James

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty: Short Story

Authors: Thurber, James
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
BISAC/Subject: FIC004000
ISBN: 9781443435611, Related ISBNs: 1443435619, 9781443435611
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 12
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life, Walter escapes into five elaborate daydreams, and finally becomes the hero he always hoped to be.

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was originally published in a 1939 issue of The New Yorker. It is considered to be an American classic, and author James Thurber’s masterpiece. It has been adapted for film, first in 1947, and most recently for the 2013 feature film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig.

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