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The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game Book
Author : Richard Connell
Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Release : 2021-01-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 26,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game, also published as The Hounds of Zaroff, is a short story by Richard Connell first published in Collier's magazine on January 19, 1924. It features a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is an adaptation of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, are traveling to the Amazon rainforest for a jaguar hunt. After a discussion about how they are "the hunters" instead of "the hunted," Whitney goes to bed and Rainsford hears gunshots. He climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard, swimming to Ship-Trap Island, which is notorious for shipwrecks. On the island, he finds a palatial chateau inhabited by two Cossacks: the owner, General Zaroff, and his gigantic deaf-mute servant, Ivan. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Zaroff, another big-game hunter, knows of Rainsford from his published account of hunting snow leopards in Tibet. Over dinner, the middle-aged Zaroff explains that although he has been hunting animals since he was a boy, he has decided that killing big-game has become boring for him, so after escaping the Russian Revolution he moved to Ship-Trap Island and set it up to trick ships into wrecking themselves on the jagged rocks that surround it. He takes the survivors captive and hunts them for sport, giving them food, clothing, a knife, and a three-hour head start, and using only a small-caliber pistol for himself. Any captives who can elude Zaroff, Ivan, and a pack of hunting dogs for three days are set free. He reveals that he has won every hunt to date. Captives are offered a choice between being hunted or turned over to Ivan, who once served as official knouter for The Great White Czar. Rainsford denounces the hunt as barbarism, but Zaroff replies by claiming that "life is for the strong." Realizing he has no way out, Rainsford reluctantly agrees to be hunted. During his head start, Rainsford lays an intricate trail in the forest and then climbs a tree. Zaroff finds him easily, but decides to play with him as a cat would with a mouse, standing underneath the tree Rainsford is hiding in, smoking a cigarette, and then abruptly departing. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ After the failed attempt at eluding Zaroff, Rainsford builds a Malay man-catcher, a weighted log attached to a trigger. This contraption injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home for the night, but he shouts his respect for the trap before departing. The next day Rainsford creates a Burmese tiger pit, which kills one of Zaroff's hounds. He sacrifices his knife and ties it to a sapling to make another trap, which kills Ivan when he stumbles into it. To escape Zaroff and his approaching hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff into the sea; Zaroff, disappointed at Rainsford's apparent suicide, returns home. Zaroff smokes a pipe by his fireplace, but two issues keep him from the peace of mind: the difficulty of replacing Ivan and the uncertainty of whether Rainsford perished in his dive.

The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game Book
Author : Gavin Lyall
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-09-28
ISBN : 1448201683
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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'Cary is great with a gun and deadpan about danger' Spectator Bill Cary makes a precarious living flying aerial surveys over Lapland. When he's hired by a wealthy American hunter, Frederick Wells Homer, to fly into a prohibited part of Finland near the Soviet border, the job seems shady indeed, and when a major crook wants him to go on the hunt for Tsarist treasure, things get messy. With thugs and the Finnish Secret Service already on his tail, matters get worse when Homer's beautiful sister turns up to search for him, and Cary's fellow bush pilots start getting killed off in a series of suspicious accidents. Cary begins to realise that it may all stem from an incident in his wartime past. The Most Dangerous Game was shortlisted for the British Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award. 'A glorious tale, vivid in character and escapade' Book Week

The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Menace and Adventure

The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Menace and Adventure Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-10-19
ISBN : 9781627301282
File Size : 38,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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When the famous hunter Sanger Rainsford is stranded on an island in the Caribbean, he soon learns to his horror which prey is the most dangerous game. Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" has been often collected in anthologies, often referenced in writing manuals, and adapted for the big screen more than a dozen times. This collection also includes Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers," Saki's "Sredni Vashtar," Jack London's "To Build a Fire," Ambrose Bierce's "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," H. G. Wells's "The Country of the Blind," and the classic thrillers W. W. Jacobs' "Captain Rogers" and Carl Stephenson's "Leiningen versus the Ants."

Ninja The Most Dangerous Game

Ninja  The Most Dangerous Game Book
Author : Tyler "Ninja" Blevins,Justin Jordan
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2019-12-03
ISBN : 1984857452
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The game is real. The stakes are life and death. It’s on gaming superstar Ninja to save the world in this original graphic novel series! A mysterious video game controller teleports Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and other players into a real battle-royale game world. Ninja quickly learns that a power-hungry villain plans to add Earth to his collection of conquered realms. Before doing so, he will force Ninja and the other gamers to fight until only one remains. But he didn’t count on Ninja fighting back and inspiring others to do the same. Ninja, his trusty sentient headband “HB,” and a ragtag team of rebels rise up and take a stand. They’re not just trying to win a game anymore, they’re ready to start a revolution.

Hounds of Zaroff

Hounds of Zaroff Book
Author : Michael Price,George Turner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-03-17
ISBN : 9781493684687
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This Rondo Awards-nominated study describes how Richard Connell's famous story of 1924, "The Most Dangerous Game," has persisted into the New Century as an indelible influence. Michael H. Price and the late George E. Turner began tracing that influence as early as the 1960s, while interviewing the filmmakers responsible for the first adaptation, 1932's THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. The research has continued apace, and it all comes together in THE HOUNDS OF ZAROFF. The book compiles kindred films, remakes, knockoffs, ripoffs, and toss-offs into a 250-page survey -- from the original film, through such famous titles as PREDATOR and THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, through rank obscurities like WALK THE DARK STREET and CONFESSIONS OF A PSYCHO CAT. The coverage extends into the present day, with the HUNGER GAMES pictures of 2012-2013 providing a coda. A coda, yes, but never a cul-de-sac for one of the most often-filmed stories ever to see the light of cold print.

The Most Dangerous Cinema

The Most Dangerous Cinema Book
Author : Bryan Senn
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-11-01
ISBN : 1476613575
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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People hunting people for sport—an idea both shocking and fascinating. In 1924 Richard Connell published a short story that introduced this concept to the world, where it has remained ever since—as evidenced by the many big- and small-screen adaptations and inspirations. Since its publication, Connell’s award-winning “The Most Dangerous Game” has been continuously anthologized and studied in classrooms throughout America. Raising questions about the nature of violence and cruelty, and the ethics of hunting for sport, the thrilling story spawned a new cinematic subgenre, beginning with RKO’s 1932 production of The Most Dangerous Game, and continuing right up to today. This book examines in-depth all the cinematic adaptations of the iconic short story. Each film chapter has a synopsis, a “How Dangerous Is It?” critique, an overall analysis, a production history, and credits. Five additional chapters address direct to video, television, game shows, and almost “dangerous” productions. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography and index are included.

Apes and Angels

Apes and Angels Book
Author : Richard Connell
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-08-31
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 36,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Apes and Angels" by Richard Connell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Diamond As Big As the Ritz

The Diamond As Big As the Ritz Book
Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780486299914
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Six entrancing tales represent the essential Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age spirit: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "The Ice Palace," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "May Day," "The Jelly-Bean," and "The Offshore Pirate."