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#3765054 in Books Creative Educ 2010-09-15Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 .40 x 7.20 x 10.10l, .65 Binding: Library Binding48 pages | File size: 43.Mb Richard Edward Connell : The Most Dangerous Game (Creative Short Stories) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Most Dangerous Game (Creative Short Stories): 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A story everyone should readBy Terrence WalshLiterally millions have read this iconic short story since it was first published by Collier's in 1924. It was a favorite in English anthologies for high school and college students in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The story was the direct source for several movies, beginning with The Most Dangerous Game in 1932.It has also been the basis for numerous TV shows. According to Wikipedia, at least nineteen episodes of television shows are based on this short story. A recent example was part of an episode in Game of Thrones: Season 5.American author Richard Connell lived from 1893 to 1949. "The


Most Dangerous Game" was published at a time when World War I was still known as the Great War. The Great War ended in 1918, just four months after the Communist overthrow of the Russian imperial tsar Nicholas II. It is no accident that General Zaroff in this story had been an officer under the tsar, and that Rainsford had seen combat in the war. This story appeared less than six years after those events. Memories were still quite vivid.For me, this story is interesting--and thrilling--for several reasons. As a story it is superb. The text is economical, with some print versions as short as fifteen pages. The pace keeps accelerating, with several surprising pauses, such as when Rainsford finds himself up a tree. The philosophical questions of life, death, and the deadly role of killer are as keen today as in 1924. The answers are found in survival, trial by combat, and winner-take-all. While this story is of single combat between Rainsford and Zaroff, the answers have some validity in combat between nations. I don't say it's pretty. It's not. This story, however, immerses us in these questions and answers in a way that mere discussion never accomplishes.This story is also of interest because it was my father's favorite short story. A veteran of WWII in Europe, James W. Walsh saw combat and was briefly captured at least once. As a U.S. Army medic he saved lives while risking his own. The experience of combat, of being hunted while without weapons, stayed with him until his death thirty-five years later. And yet, THIS was his favorite short story. For me, that puts a stamp of authenticity on the thoughts and feelings of both Rainsford and Zaroff.Finally, a comment on the copy editing of this ebook. I noted ten errors in this short story. Punctuation errors were easy to figure out. Several word errors were less clear--"rowers" should be rowels (as in spurs); "traits" should be trails. I actually cross-checked with an old hard copy of the story to be sure. These are speed bumps for readers when the path of the story should have no obstructions. Even at just $0.99 for the Kindle version of a story in the public domain, the reader should suffer no speed bumps."The Most Dangerous Game" is a short story that everyone should read. I highly recommend it. And, I hope you find this review helpful.2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Great shortBy LambI don't know if I ever had to read this in school but I'm glad I thought to now. The kindle edition had a few mistakes or typos but nothing worth even mentioning. I think I only counted two that stood out. The story is good, I read it in one sitting, which doesn't say anything about how fast I read, it's just short and keeps your attention. Because it's a short you really fill in a lot of the gaps yourself but I think that was a good part for me. Sometimes the more detail the less I imagine. I would recommend if you haven't read this or have and it's been a while to revisit it, and it's also just a good quick break from other books. Fun read.10 of 10 people found the following review helpful. Best Kindle Version Available at Time of ReviewBy Devin GoddardAs far as the story, suffice it to say this is one of my favorite short stories. There are plenty of other reviews available concerning the content of the story, so I concern myself primarily with the presentation on the kindle.Having first tried the other version available, The Most Dangerous Game - New Century Edition with DirectLink Technology, and finding that it had an unwelcome abundance of typos, I downloaded this version instead. Unlike the other version, this version actually breaks the text into paragraphs, this very welcome and make the story much more pleasant to read. There are two notes built in to the story as editorial comments on what certain words mean. Although these comments are unnecessary to the understanding of the story, they are not unwelcome. The biggest plus is that I haven't noticed typos in this version like I did in the other version.Overall, I think formatting is well done and works perfectly for the kindle. If you want to purchase this story for your kindle buy this version.P.S. There is another reviewer of the kindle edition that mentions some of the text disappearing. I have not experienced this problem. It's possible this problem did exist and was fixed, but the problem isn't there anymore. "The Most Dangerous Game" features as its main character a big-game hunter from New York, who becomes shipwrecked on an isolated island in the Caribbean, and is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. The story is an inversion of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. About the AuthorRichard 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.From AudioFileZiggurat Productions employs multiple voices to tell this haunting classic short story about a hunter becoming the hunted. Accomplished big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford is washed ashore on a South American island owned by General Zaroff, a maniacal sportsman whose quarry is the twolegged kind. When Rainsford finds himself the prey of the madman, he must kill or be killed. The readings are quite good, and the story is enhanced by appropriately menacing music. The script sticks fairly close to the original tale, with only minor enhancements and additions, and a shift in the narrative voice. S.E.S. AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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