"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces

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By (author) James Thurber

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 26mm | 312g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141182911
  • ISBN 13: 9780141182919
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,003,991

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James 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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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'.