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Richard Connell

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Transcript of Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game
Richard Connell

Born on October 17, 1893
in Poughkeepsie , New York .
His love of writing began early. He was so good at writing that, by the age of ten, he was covering baseball games for his father's newspaper for ten cents a game and at 16 he was editing the Poughkeepsie News-Press.
Richard Connell became a freelance writer in 1919.
Writing Career
Over the course of his writing career, Connell wrote short stories, novels, and screenplays.
The “Most Dangerous Game" won Connell an O. Henry Memorial Prize.
It was published in Collier's Weekly on January 19, 1924.
The Most Dangerous Game
The story was also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff"
He's most famous piece of writing

Among others, Connell's film credits include: Meet John Doe , Presenting Lily Mars, and Seven Faces.
The Richard Connell short story has been adapted for film a number of times, and its basic concept has been borrowed for numerous films and episodes of television series (Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space, Get Smart, Fantasy Island, and Predators among others).
About the Author
He wrote more than 300 short stories
and they appeared in such respected American magazines as the Saturday Evening Post and Colliers, and they were translated into foreign languages
Although he had a diverse writing career over a thirty year period, his entire career is judged by "The Most Dangerous Game"
Context
Fought in World War I
Died in 1949
of a heart attack
1924: Death of Lenin; Stalin wins power struggle, rules as Soviet dictator until death in 1953.


Russia was an allied force to the east during World War I (1914-1918)
Cossack forces played an important role in Russia's wars of the 18th–20th centuries
such as the Great Northern War, the Seven Years' War, the Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Caucasus War, numerous Russo-Turkish Wars, and the First World War.
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