The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty [NOOK Book]

Overview

James Thurber’s classic short story is about a man who escapes the tedium of his mundane life by retreating into his vivid imagination. This title features a new introduction by Rosemary A. Thurber, James Thurber’s daughter, as well as a selection of Thurber drawings.
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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Overview

James Thurber’s classic short story is about a man who escapes the tedium of his mundane life by retreating into his vivid imagination. This title features a new introduction by Rosemary A. Thurber, James Thurber’s daughter, as well as a selection of Thurber drawings.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148199090
  • Publisher: Rooster Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 18,525
  • File size: 987 KB

Meet the Author

American humorist James Thurber was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio, where he was raised and educated. After attending The Ohio State University from 1913 to 1918, Thurber worked as a newspaper writer in Columbus, Paris, and New York before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1927. His contributions to that magazine, both as a writer and an artist, were instrumental in changing the character of American humor. Thurber left the staff of the magazine in 1935, but continued to contribute to it for the next two decades. In 1940, failing eyesight—the result of a boyhood accident—forced him to curtail his drawing; by 1952, he had to give it up altogether. He continued to write until his death in 1961.
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  • Posted June 22, 2014

    Less than 11  pages! I think it should be noted before buying. W

    Less than 11  pages! I think it should be noted before buying. Waste of money.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Being familiar with the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Wa

    Being familiar with the film adaptation of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I expected much more from this purchase. Very, very short. Only 8 pages were actual story. The rest is an introduction by the author's daughter and a quick bio of the author. Total of 15 pages! This is not noted in the description of the book by Barnes and Noble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    Any person who has taken any modern american literature

    courses would have know the very short stories of the author think mosrly in new yorker

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Odd

    By far the oddest book I've ever read. It was neither bad nor was it necessarily good. Just...different. I would recommend it as a curiosity read. It's very short.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Meet Walter Mitty. He's a Husband. He's a Captain of a Navy sh

    Meet Walter Mitty.

    He's a Husband.

    He's a Captain of a Navy ship

    He's a toughest man on the trial

    He's the man who can a woman from distress and is a hero to all man kind.

    He's also worrying his wife, his co-workers, his boss and his shrink.

    Walter Mitty has dreams. Dreams of being a hero. But he's not dreaming them in bed, like everyone else is.
    He's dreaming these events while driving, while shopping, talking to his wife, walking down the street. He "sees" himself as a
    hero to everyone, but doesn't really do anything about it. He's just your average Joe that is taking his wife to get her hair done.
    And while she is getting her hair done, he runs errands. But everyday life, everything that we see, feel, touch, hear generates
    this scene in his head where he is the hero to the story and he's living it right then and there!! While everyone looks at him like
    he's weird, he doesn't see what wrong with this!!

    As a writer I was thrilled that I am not the only person that this is happening too!!! I can't tell you how many times I will be sitting
    at the Library that I work at and there will be an event that will take place, or someone says something to me and it triggers a
    scene playing in my head and I'm living that story out (in my head of course). I am a writer and I am always getting scenarios
    playing out in my head that sometimes leave me speechless until I am writing that out in my laptop. Sometimes I talk out loud
    the scenes but hey, I'm a writer it's allowed. (I think....)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    Day Dreamer

    I really liked this book because it was easy to relate to Walter Mitty. I can somtimes find my self to day dreaming. All daydreamers should read this book. :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

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