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  • Richard Connell

    Sanger Rainsford and Whitney are two friends, who are on their way for a jaguar hunt in the Amazonian rainforest. The two men discuss how the world consists of predators and prey, and that they are from the first type. While debating, the two men hear gunshots. Rainsford climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard. Thankfully, he manages to save himself and swims to an island called Ship-Trap, which is famous for its countless shipwrecks. There he meets General Zaroff and his gigantic servant, Ivan. What will Whitney do to rescue his friend after he falls overboard? Will he try to save him? What will Rainsford experience on the island? Who are General Zaroff and Ivan, and...read more

  • Richard Connell

    Richard Edward Connell Jr was born on the 17th October 1893, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He began his writing career as a journalist for The Poughkeepsie Journal as well as attending Georgetown College for a year and then Harvard University. At Harvard, Connell edited The Lampoon and The Crimson. He subsequently worked for The New York American and as a copy writer for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.During the First World War Connell served in France with the US Army and was the editor of his camp's newspaper.After the war, he turned to writing short stories, and eventually wrote over 300 of them for the periodicals and journals of the day including regular contributions to The...read more

  • Richard Connell

    When Sanger Rainsford falls off his yacht on his way to the Amazon forest for a hunting expedition, he washes up on a strange Caribbean island only to find that more danger lies ahead. When the owner of a palatial chateau and his henchman tell Rainsford that they are no longer interested in hunting animals and that men are the true test of a hunter, Rainsford goes from being the hunter to the hunted as he struggles to survive in a game of cat and mouse. Inspired by the big-game hunting safaris that were quite popular among the wealthy class during the 1920s, "The Most Dangerous Game" combines a dangerous plight and a battle of wills between two very experienced hunters with two very...read more

  • Richard Connell

    A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly...read more