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Richard Connell


Born
in Poughkeepsie, New York, The United States
October 17, 1893

Died
November 22, 1949

Genre


Richard Edward Connell, Jr. was an American author and journalist, best known for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game." Connell was one of the best-known American short story writers of his time and his stories appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's Weekly. Connell had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for best original story for the film Meet John Doe. ...more

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The Most Dangerous Game

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The Sin of Monsieur Pettipo...

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What Ho!

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1937
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The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1922 — 61 editions
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Apes And Angels

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From Observables to Unobser...

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Brother Orchid

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The Mad Lover

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“There is no greater bore than perfection.”
Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game

“Sometimes I think evil is a tangible thing - with wave lengths, just as sound and light have.”
Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game

“The world is made up of two classes - the hunters and the huntees.”
Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game

Polls

December 2017 Short Story Poll

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, 32 pages or less, 1905
 
  58 votes, 17.2%

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, 112 pages, 1929
 
  57 votes, 16.9%

 
  34 votes, 10.1%

A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 24 pages or less, 1955
 
  34 votes, 10.1%

 
  34 votes, 10.1%

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, 48 pages or less, 1956
 
  28 votes, 8.3%

Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, 120 pages, 1815
 
  26 votes, 7.7%

The Eyes by Edith Wharton, 48 pages, 1910
 
  17 votes, 5.0%

To Build a Fire by Jack London, 32 pages or less, 1903
 
  12 votes, 3.6%

 
  11 votes, 3.3%

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, 60 pages, 1966
 
  11 votes, 3.3%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 84 pages, 1920
 
  8 votes, 2.4%

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages,1936
 
  7 votes, 2.1%

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