The Greatest Man in the World: Also the Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780895987204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 55

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Contains two of the humorist's short stories: the story of aviator Smurch, an amusing satire on the "perilous heights of fame," and Walter Mitty, a man who endures his ordinary life by escaping into fantasy.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

View: 3579

The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Man Who Was Walter Mitty

The Life and Work of James Thurber

Author: Thomas Fensch

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990718174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 2976

The Man Who Was Walter Mitty --- is a loving portrait which examines both the personal life and literary legacy of James Thurber -- his humor, blindness, word play, imagination, memory, his years at "The New Yorker" magazine, his dreams, his dogs, his drawings, his marriages, his articles and books. Part of a 3-book series: "The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss" (Theodor Geisel); "The Man Who Was Walter Mitty (Thurber); "The Man Who Changed His Skin (John Howard Griffin).
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Supernatural Index

A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

Author: Michael Ashley,Mike Ashley,William Contento

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

View: 5098

Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583415863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 890

A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Satirist

Author: Leonard Feinberg

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838832

Category: Satire

Page: 370

View: 1350

Posted in Satire

Reference guide to short fiction

Author: Noelle Watson

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1052

View: 9878

Devoted to those practitioners of the art of short fiction, this new 2nd edition offers thorough coverage of approximately 375 authors and 400 of their works. In a single volume, Reference Guide to Short Fiction features often-studied authors from around the world and throughout history, all selected for inclusion by a board of experts in the field.Reference Guide to Short Fiction is divided into two sections for easy study. The first section profiles the authors and offers personal and career details, as well as complete bibliographical information. A signed essay helps readers understand more about the author. These authors are covered: -- Sandra Cisneros-- Nikolai Gogol-- Ernest Hemingway-- Langston Hughes-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez-- Salman Rushdie-- Jean-Paul Sartre-- Edith Somerville-- Eudora Welty-- And othersSection two helps readers gain deeper understanding of the authors and the genre with critical essays discussing 400 important works, including: -- "The Hitchiking Game", Milan Kundera-- "The Swimmer", John Cheever-- "The Dead", James Joyce-- "A Hunger Artist", Franz Kafka-- "How I Met My Husband", Alice Munro-- "Kew Gardens", Virginia WoolfThis one-stop guide also provides easy access to works through the title index.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141182919

Category: Fables, American

Page: 404

View: 5874

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.
Posted in Fables, American


Author: Roberts

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131235977

Category: College readers

Page: 549

View: 2888

Posted in College readers

Literature and Its Times: Growth of empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s)

Author: Joyce Moss,George Wilson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787606091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

View: 3529

Provides the historical background of the most-studied novels, plays, poems, speeches and short stories. Entries examine both the historical setting of the literary work and the historical events taking place at the time the work was written.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Quinlan's Illustrated Directory of Film Comedy Stars

Author: David Quinlan

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited


Category: Comedians

Page: 302

View: 4651

This reference guide looks at the career histories of nearly 300 comedy stars, some of whom have a prodigious reputation resting only on one or two outstanding films. The author examines their methds and their sense of physical comedy with background stories as to how comic effects were achieved. Over 350 photographs illustrate entries for nearly 300 comedy stars, including John Cleese, Steve Martin and Danny De Vito and older favourites, the Marx Brothers, Mae West and Danny Kaye. Each entry is accompanied by a complete filmography, including film, TV and guest appearances, plus voice-over narrations and films directed.
Posted in Comedians

Screen World


Author: John Willis

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780517569634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 3831

This authoritative guide to the 1987 movie season offers complete listings of the credits for every film along with speical biographical notes on selected individuals. More than 1,000 black-and-white photographs.
Posted in Performing Arts

Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2001

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452281875

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1664

View: 1350

Featuring: More than 20,000 listings * 300 new entries * More than 14,000 video, 8,000 laser, and 1,000 DVD listings * Updated mail order listing for video sales and rentals * Updated index of actor/actress credits * Ratings and running times * List of the best family films of all time * And more...
Posted in Motion pictures

The American Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 583

Posted in American literature

My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 9225

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
Posted in Literary Criticism