Richard Connell


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

Died
November 22, 1949

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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.

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The Most Dangerous Game

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The Sin of Monsieur Pettipo...

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Delitto in mare

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What Ho!

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“There is no greater bore than perfection.”
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Polls

January 2016 Short Story Read

 
  28 votes, 20.0%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.9%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.6%

 
  17 votes, 12.1%

1945, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 87 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.6%

 
  11 votes, 7.9%

 
  9 votes, 6.4%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1903, To Build A Fire by Jack London, 32 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1886, Kholstomer by Leo Tolstoy, 56 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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