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Richard Edward Connell Jr. (October 17, 1893 – November 22, 1949) was an American author and journalist. He is best remembered for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924). Connell was one of the most popular American short story writers of his time, and his stories were published in The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's magazines. He had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter, and was nominated for an Academy Award during 1942 for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Meet John Doe.

Richard Connell
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Richard Connell
Born Richard Edward Connell Jr.
(1893-10-17)October 17, 1893
Poughkeepsie, New York
Died November 22, 1949(1949-11-22) (aged 56)
Beverly Hills, California
Alma mater Harvard University[1]
Occupation Author, journalist




  • The Mad Lover (1927)
  • Murder at Sea (1929)
  • Playboy (1936)
  • What Ho! (1937)

Short story collectionsEdit

  • The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon and other humorous tales (1922) – Also known as Mister Braddy's bottle and other humorous tales
  • Variety (1925) – Includes The most dangerous game. [2]
  • Ironies (1930) – Includes The law beaters. [3]
  • Apes and angels (1970) – Includes The man who could imitate a bee. [4]
  • The Most Dangerous Game


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