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    DescriptionJames Thurber is universally admired for his hilarious sense of humour, off-beat imagination, and unique take on the world around him. "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty", in which a young man's fantasies have a much more powerful hold on him than reality, is probably his best-known prose work but this selection also contains wonderfully entertaining essays, poetry and cartoons gathered from all of Thurber's collections. Poking fun at his own weaknesses and those of other people (and dogs) - the English teacher who looked only at figures of speech, the Airedale who refused to include him in the family, the botany lecturer who despaired of him totally - James Thurber is essential reading for everyone who loves to laugh.


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    Title
    "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Thurber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 312 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141182919
    ISBN 10: 0141182911
    Classifications

    DC21: 813.52
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Libri: B-232
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, FIC000000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    04 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The American cartoonist and author James Thurber (1894-1961) is considered one of America's greatest 20th-century humorists. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Thurber worked for the United States Department of State and then worked in France for the French edition of the 'Chicago Tribune'. He moved to New York City in 1926 and worked as a reporter for the Evening Post. In 1927 Thurber became staff writer and managing editor of 'The New Yorker'.