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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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Author James Thurber
Genre Fiction
Release Date 1939
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is a short story by James Thurber. The book is an upcoming epic fantasy story written in 1939. 


The short story deals with a vague and mild-mannered man named Walter Mitty who drives into Waterbury, Connecticut with his wife for their regular weekly shopping and his wife's visit to the beauty parlor. During this time he has five heroic daydream episodes that are inspired by some detail of his surroundings.