The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Creative Classic Series)
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Walter Mitty goes through many exciting and adventurous lives with a help of his wonderful imagination that offers him the possibility to experience action filled moments middle of an ordinary day. It is the great power of imagination we all have that guarantees ...more
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 ...more
Because daydreaming is underrated.
Basically the story focused on a man who lives in a world of daydreams as his wife nags him constantly. This story was VERY short a ...more
THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY FREE ON AUDIBLE.COM. GO GET IT.
I am so glad Audible and Ben Stiller brought him to life for me. I listened to his story on the drive home from my daughters appartment last night. I started it at the end of her driveway and finished just as I turned into mine. I did not have to sit in the car to finish listening, as Ben Stiller had indic ...more
Walter Mitty is a regular chap who likes to day dream a few times a day; his adventurous second life is rich and riveting and so often interrupted by his whiny wife and life’s demands. Without worry he’s able to per ...more
The length of the story itself is shocking as well. A 32 page tale(or 15 minute long narration) translated onto the screen as a full length feature? Obviously a lot of liberties have been taken (as was the case with Where The Wild Things Are wh ...more
A story for all those daydreamers. Walter Mitty has a bitter-sweet way of coping with life. There's nothing really wrong with his life. It's just plain ordinary, so he incorporates anything he sees or hears around him into his his daydream.
I prefer reading to listening (my mind starts wandering), but the audio of this story is also wonderful. Highly recommended.
No repongo el argumento porque es un cuento (o short story, como le dicen) muy breve y, además, algunos deben conocer las versiones cinematográficas (que no vi y que, según lo que leí por ahí, distan del libro). Lo que sí puedo decir es que divierte, pero deja una sensación agridulce que perdura después de terminar ...more
I bought this very short ebook to read before I saw the movie. It is very short. But it was cute. And boy Walter is a dreamer. I am a little curious as to how old Walter is. He's married. And has a little bit of a bossy wife. Or so that's what Walter thinks. All he would like to do is daydream about anything, be it a surgeon who is the only one who could save the patient or a soldier, or well... just about anything where Walter is the ...more
Anyway, like most modernists, for me at least, James Thurber nails it! This is a perfect depiction of man’s need for autonomy, individualism and self-assertion among the ranks of men … even when it is only through the magnificent realm of imagination and visualization.
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"Then, with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disd ...more
It was good that the story was in third-person because it helped control how confusing everything in the book was. Because it was in third-person everything was easier to understand because you could te ...more
Walter Mitty always has his head in the clouds. Sometimes as a Navy pilot other times a surgeon, and my personal favorite a man accused of a crime. I really liked the portrayal of daydreaming and how everyone wants to escape from reality. Ben Stiller did an excellent job of narration. I’ll be honest I probably would’ve never read this short story or would’ve seen the movie, but after listening to the audiobook I’m...more
Thurber, James. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Thenewyorker.com. Conde Nast 18 Mar. web. 12 Jan. 2015.
There is something about onomatopoeia that made the short story appealing. It adds up to the reader imagining how Mitty quickly triggers a daydream. At one moment he is an assassin. And then he became a surgeon.
The thing with this short story is it leaves you a s ...more
Reading the story I saw how great the idea behind it is. A man that lives two lives at the same time, one in his head, the other going with his wife shopping. It's just that the humor seems rather dated, and not that funny.
The most interesting thing about ...more
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