The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell

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Overview

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495923142
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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, and his stories appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's Weekly. He had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for best original story for the film Meet John Doe.

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The Most Dangerous Game: Richard Connell's Original Masterpiece 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
milesmorris More than 1 year ago
The Most Dangerous Game has been around a long while and has been redone in one way or another in books, plays, or movies for years. But, none compare to the original. I think I'm in agreement with the story editor about the ending. I recall thinking it was clever the first time I read it, but it really is too abrupt. The newly added content at the conclusion of original story is promising and seamless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good book, i read it in 7th grade about 1 week ago.
BryanThomasS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My favorite short story of all time and one of the best ever written. Memorable and compelling story of a man who ends up on an island of hunters and becomes their prey.
bassettj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i love this book every body should read it me 3 moth year old son is reading it and he likes it
sadiejeant on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would never read this book again. I would rather slam my finger in a car door. A dumb Brit falls off a dumb poopy yacht and swims to an island where he hears a pistol shot. WHO WOULD SWIM TOWARD A GUN SHOT?????? I wouldn't. I would really prefer there was not a sequel.
EmilyJeanne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book, The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell...was a complete waste of my time. All it was talking about is a practical SERIAL KILLER named General Zaroff, he's Russian. He brings a whole bunch of 'low life's' (In his opinion) to his secret "Island" (That's not creepy or anything) and then tells them he's going to Hunt them and then shoots and kills them. This guy named Rainsford is idiotic enough to stand on the rail of his yacht..and surprisingly enough (sarcasm), he falls off it and into the water! He swims onto this "Island" and meets the Russian Serial Killer, and he says he's going to hunt Rainsford so he does, but Rainsford outsmarted him and won, and then killed General Zaroff...Don't ever read this story...It's so terrible...just...just give up.
thmsb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to who ever want to imagine dogs, a giant diing... i dont really recomend this.
Kuiperdolin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Possibly the most famous hunter/hunted tales, the Most Dangerous Game (this edition weirdly eliminates "the" from the title) is one of those stories everyone knows before reading them.Which, of course, makes its first three quarters endless and clumsy, as the narration endlessly beats around the bush of what game Zaroff hunts on his tropical island (hint : not actually tigers). Even if you dismiss this reproach as somewhat unfair, the plot/exposition ratio remains rather unsatisfactory, the tension never really builds up and it's too damn short.Otherwise I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a short story, but it's thrilled entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should really read this book
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The words are just white blanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most dsngerous game is about a guy named rainford and he heres mulitypul gun shots. So when he falls over brode and he heres gun shots again and a again. So he clams himself down and starts swimming towrds the islaind. When he done swimming he finds himself on ship trap island. Buy the book and see if he survies the game. This book gave the girl who wrote the hungre games the idea.
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I had to read this in my honors language arts class. It was a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with many twists and turns. I would reccomend it to anyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the ending is a little abrupt, I have enjoyed this story since seventh grade. The tricks that Rainsford adapts are similar to the technical jargon I read in Star Wars books that sometimes makes only a little sense, but adds flavor to the book, like a certain spice or taste of culture and background.
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But isnt it just like 30 pages
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