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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
Richard Edward Connell Jr.

(1893-10-17)October 17, 1893
DiedNovember 22, 1949(1949-11-22) (aged 56)
Alma materHarvard University[1]
OccupationAuthor, 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


  1. ^ "Connell, Richard Edward, 1893-1949. Richard Edward Connell personal archive, 1912-1972, bulk 1912-1915: an inventory".
  2. ^ Variety at WorldCat
  3. ^ Ironies at WorldCat
  4. ^ Apes and angels at WorldCat

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