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 killings.
Richard Connell American author Richard Connell wrote many novels, stories, and screenplays, but today is known primarily for his fascinating story, "The Most Dangerous Game", which to this day continues to be widely anthologized and read. The two main characters are and American big-game hunter who finds himself stranded on a remote island, and a Russian aristocrat who is also a hunter but, it turns out, one has some very strange ideas about that "sport".
This is an extremely suspenseful and action-packed yarn, but it also raises questions about the nature of violence and cruelty and the ethics of hunting for sport. The story won the prestigious O. Henry Memorial Award for short fiction in 1924.
Richard Connell Widely anthologized and the author's best-known work, The Most Dangerous Game features as its main character a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean. There he is hunted by a Cossack 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.
Richard Connell A boating accident leaves famed hunter Sanger Rainsford of New York City alone, exhausted, and washed ashore a remote island with a dark reputation. In search of food and shelter, Rainsford happens upon the expansive chateau of the mysterious General Zaroff, and soon finds himself a player in the most dangerous game he has ever encountered. Experience first-hand as classic literature dramatically transforms into the world of your imagination like never before! A grand soundtrack, spectacular sound effects, and a marvelous cast transport the audience to a far-off land of intrigue and nail-biting suspense. A compelling and captivating listening experience, theatrical and introspective, and ultimately...inescapable!
Richard Connell Widely anthologized and the author's best-known work, The Most Dangerous Game features as its main character a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean. There he is hunted by a Cossack 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. Adapted many times to stage and screen. A thrilling listen!
Richard Connell In a story that heralded in a genre, a world-famous big-game hunter learns firsthand how it feels to be hunted when a deranged Russian millionaire hunts him on his secluded tropical island as The Most Dangerous Game.
Richard Connell & Edgar Allan Poe "J'ai toujours pensé" dit Rainsford "que le Buffle du Cap est le plus dangereux de tous les gros gibiers." Pour un moment le général ne répondit pas, il avait sur les lèvres son étrange sourire. Puis il dit lentement : "Non. Vous vous trompez, Monsieur. Le buffle du Cap n'est pas le gibier le plus dangereux. (...) Sur cette île", dit-il de la même voix lente, "je chasse un gibier plus dangereux encore." Sur une île perdue des Caraïbes un aristocrate russe vit, isolé, dans un raffinement extrême. Tombé d'un bateau croisant au large, un homme découvre la passion de cet étrange personnage pour une chasse d'un genre un peu particulier.
Un récit de terreur macabre et d'humour noir suivi d'une nouvelle de Edgar Poe. Deux histoires extraordinaires sur le thème de l'obsession.