The Most Dangerous Game (Paperback)

By Richard Connell

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781495923142, 50pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2014

List Price: 7.95*
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Short and sweet, Richard Connell's masterpiece reads as well as it did when it was written 86 years ago. A model in lean prose that sticks to the story without unnecessary embellishment, "The Most Dangerous Game" manages to expose weighty issues of war, ecology, and especially human nature that remain relevant today. Yet there is no preaching here - simply a well-told tale that will be enjoyed by grade school students as easily as adults. And if the brevity leaves you wanting, this little gem set the foundation for decades of authors and screenwriters who've picked up on the basic man-hunter theme. At half the price of a movie, "The Most Dangerous Game" is worth a detour back to one of the key building blocks of modern pop fiction.

About the Author

Richard Edward Connell Jr. (1893 - 1949) was an American author and journalist, probably best remembered for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game." Connell was one of the most popular American short story writers of his time. He had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for best original story.