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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | Study Guide

James Thurber

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Overview

Author

James Thurber

Year Published

1939

Type

Short Story

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

The story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

In reality, Walter Mitty—of the story's title "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"—leads an ordinary life. To escape his boring existence, Walter daydreams about secret adventures in which he is the hero.

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