download for free graded reader ebook and audiobook The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber of elementary level you can download in epub, mobi. Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life. The very best of James Thurbers hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an.

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Page references in the text are to this edition. The new story line, Walter Mitty and his wife driving in a car to Waterbury, suddenly appears and this is the moment where the reader realises the garden path effect.

And at the end of the story the reader returns to the real life of a character.

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But the first daydream episode is not only recognisable when it is over. The first sentence reminds the reader of an ordinary adventure story or a movie. The attentive reader might get suspicious here. A S Anastasia Deibert Author.

Add to cart. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Indications for Fantasy Scenes 3.

Thurber — Parallels to Mitty 4. Conclusion 7. Bibliography 7. Primary Sources 7. Secondary Sources 1.

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The attendant vaulted into the car, backed it up with insolent skill, and put it where it belonged. Once he had tried to take his chains off, outside New Milford, and he had got them wound around the axles.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A man had had to come out in a wrecking car and unwind them, a young, grinning garageman. Since then Mrs.

Mitty always made him drive to a garage to have the chains taken off. He kicked at the slush on the sidewalk. When he came out into the street again, with the overshoes in a box under his arm, Walter Mitty began to wonder what the other thing was his wife had told him to get.

She had told him, twice, before they set out from their house for Waterbury. In a way he hated these weekly trips to town—he was always getting something wrong. Toothpaste, toothbrush, bicarbonate, carborundum, initiative and referendum?

He gave it up. But she would remember it. An excited buzz ran around the courtroom.

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The Judge rapped for order. We have shown that he wore his right arm in a sling on the night of the fourteenth of July. The District Attorney struck at her savagely.

Without rising from his chair, Mitty let the man have it on the point of the chin. He stopped walking and the buildings of Waterbury rose up out of the misty courtroom and surrounded him again. A woman who was passing laughed. He went into an A. He found a big leather chair in the lobby, facing a window, and he put the overshoes and the puppy biscuit on the floor beside it. He picked up an old copy of Liberty and sank down into the chair. Captain Mitty looked up at him through touselled hair.

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Spot of brandy? War thundered and whined around the dugout and battered at the door. There was a rending of wood and splinters flew through the room.

Mitty finished one last brandy. Something struck his shoulder.

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How did you expect me to find you? Mitty said. The puppy biscuit? They went out through the revolving doors that made a faintly derisive whistling sound when you pushed them. It was two blocks to the parking lot.She is going to the beauty parlour and Walter is going to get overshoes and have the chains taken off the tyres from winter.

She put her mirror back into her bag. The story is told in third person narrative. Pritchard-Mitford, Dr. A woman who was passing laughed. She is full of questions, and he explains to her that he was thinking.

She darts into a drugstore for one last download, and Mitty remains on the street as it begins to rain.

In fact, Walter Mitty daydreams so much, that he is emotionally absent from his present-moment living. An excited buzz ran around the courtroom.