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The Most Dangerous Game

By Richard Connell
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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.

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Readers asked and Sophronia listened! Be sure to check out the updated editions of this Christian Steam Pulp series! Unified point of view and softened dialect should make for a superior steam and gear experience! Tea and mechanicals all around! Ten years make for a mighty cold trail but Sluefoot Sue still finds a clue on the backtrack that fuels her desperate hunt for the deadliest quarry of all. Sue needs to fire up the Clockwork Catfish and find allies no one expected if she means to solve the secret of Treasure Island's Black Spot. Having the lifelong love and respect of husband and family hasn't prepared her for the deadly agenda of women determined to end inequality by savage means. She suspects a private girls' school goes far beyond teaching social graces. Even this fearless cowgirl dreads the consequences of re-uniting with a bitter foster child carrying a horrifying grudge. Climb to the Aether on a lunar quest to stop a deadly threat at home -- Just don't count on making it back.

The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Adventure

By Connell,Jack London,O. Henry,Clark Ashton Smith,John Kruse,Rudyard Kipling
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486849686
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: the-most-dangerous-game-and-other-stories-of-adventure.pdf

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Readers seeking exotic locales and nonstop pulse-pounding thrills will love this collection of six classic adventure stories, including The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, To Build a Fire by Jack London, The Caballero's Way by O. Henry, and more.

Confidence Man

By Maggie Haberman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593297350
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: confidence-man.pdf

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From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist: a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that moves beyond simplistic caricature, chronicling his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency and his potential comeback. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story, Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure. Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the brink. The through-line of Trump’s life and his presidency is the enduring question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man is also, inevitably, about the world that produced such a singular character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is also about a series of relentlessly transactional relationships—with girlfriends and wives, with Roy Cohn, with George Steinbrenner, with Mike Tyson and Don King and Roger Stone, with city and state politicians like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani, with business partners, with prosecutors, with the media, and with the employees who toiled inside what they commonly called amongst themselves the “Trump Disorganization.” That world informed the one that Trump tried to recreate while in the White House. All of Trump’s behavior as President had echoes in what came before. In this revelatory and newsmaking book, Haberman brings together the events of his life into a single mesmerizing work. It is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and consequential eras in American political history.

The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films, 1931äóñ1936

By Jon Towlson
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476626391
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: the-turn-to-gruesomeness-in-american-horror-films-1931äóñ1936.pdf

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Critics have traditionally characterized classic horror by its use of shadow and suggestion. Yet the graphic nature of early 1930s films only came to light in the home video/DVD era. Along with gangster movies and “sex pictures,” horror films drew audiences during the Great Depression with sensational content. Exploiting a loophole in the Hays Code, which made no provision for on-screen “gruesomeness,” studios produced remarkably explicit films that were recut when the Code was more rigidly enforced from 1934. This led to a modern misperception that classic horror was intended to be safe and reassuring to audiences. The author examines the 1931 to 1936 “happy ending” horror in relation to industry practices and censorship. Early works like Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and The Raven (1935) may be more akin to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Hostel (2005) than many critics believe.

O Jogo Mais Perigoso

By Richard Connell
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  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: o-jogo-mais-perigoso.pdf

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Reconhecido como um dos melhores contos de todos os tempos, O Jogo Mais Perigoso (The Most Dangerous Game no original e publicado em 1924) narra a história de Rainsford, um caçador americano que está indo para o Brasil caçar onças na Amazônia, porém, passando pelo mar do Caribe, ele acidentalmente cai do iate em plena escuridão da noite. Para sobreviver, o caçador nada até uma ilha misteriosa conhecida pelo nome de “Armadilha de navios”. E é nesta ilha que Rainsford irá participar do jogo mais perigoso de sua vida.

O Jogo Mais Perigoso

By Richard Connell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Book Code : 3962460810
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: o-jogo-mais-perigoso.pdf

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Reconhecido como um dos melhores contos de todos os tempos, O Jogo Mais Perigoso (The Most Dangerous Game no original e publicado em 1924) narra a história de Rainsford, um caçador americano que está indo para o Brasil caçar onças na Amazônia, porém, passando pelo mar do Caribe, ele acidentalmente cai do iate em plena escuridão da noite. Para sobreviver, o caçador nada até uma ilha misteriosa conhecida pelo nome de “Armadilha de navios”. E é nesta ilha que Rainsford irá participar do jogo mais perigoso de sua vida.

Golden Horrors

By Bryan Senn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476610894
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: golden-horrors.pdf

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From the grindhouse oddities to major studio releases, this work details 46 horror films released during the genre’s golden era. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, in-depth critical analysis, contemporary reviews, time of release, brief biographies of the principal cast and crew, and a production history. Apart from the 46 main entries, 71 additional “borderline horrors” are examined and critiqued in an appendix.

David Fincher: Mind Games

By Adam Nayman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1647002443
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 741
  • Pdf File: david-fincher.pdf

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David Fincher: Mind Games is the definitive critical and visual survey of the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated works of director David Fincher. From feature films Alien 3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, and Mank through his MTV clips for Madonna and the Rolling Stones and the Netflix series House of Cards and Mindhunter, each chapter weaves production history with original critical analysis, as well as with behind the scenes photography, still-frames, and original illustrations from Little White Lies' international team of artists and graphic designers. Mind Games also features interviews with Fincher's frequent collaborators, including Jeff Cronenweth, Angus Wall, Laray Mayfield, Holt McCallany, Howard Shore and Erik Messerschmidt. Grouping Fincher's work around themes of procedure, imprisonment, paranoia, prestige and relationship dynamics, Mind Games is styled as an investigation into a filmmaker obsessed with investigation, and the design will shift to echo case files within a larger psychological profile.

Hunting Bears

By Kathy Etling
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626364788
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: hunting-bears.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For most hunters in North America, taking a bear is incidental to hunting deer. For others, however, challenging a big bruin on its own turf is the purpose of their hunt and may become an obsession. Whether it involves hunting the wary black bear in Maine over bait, chasing a clever black bear trying to avoid a pack of hounds in the Rocky Mountains, sneaking up with a bow on a huge grizzly, placing the crosshairs on a massive brown bear as it exits an ice-cold Alaskan stream, or enduring bitterly cold temperatures and inhospitable hunting conditions while hunting the hunter—the great white polar bear—bear hunting is an adventure only for those of strong heart and mind.In Hunting Bears, Etling covers all aspects of bear hunting and all species of bears to hunt—black, grizzly, brown, and polar. She omits no tactic, strategy, or bear behavior and includes interviews with many of the nation’s most successful bear hunters as well. Between the covers of this book is information that most bear hunters would take a lifetime to amass.If hunting any of the bears found in North America or the world is your dream, you'll want to add Hunting Bears to your outdoor library. It will provide you hours of first-rate reading and will inspire you to bag your trophy bruin.

RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929–1956

By Michael R. Pitts
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476616833
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: rko-radio-pictures-horror-science-fiction-and-fantasy-films-1929-1956.pdf

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King Kong and The Thing from Another World are among the most popular horror and science fiction films of all time and both were made by RKO Radio Pictures. Between 1929 and 1956, RKO released more than 140 genre features, including The Most Dangerous Game, The Phantom of Crestwood, Before Dawn, The Monkey’s Paw, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, You’ll Find Out, The Spiral Staircase, The Enchanted Cottage, It’s a Wonderful Life, Captive Women and Killers from Space. RKO is remembered for its series of psychological horror movies produced by Val Lewton, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Seventh Victim and The Body Snatcher. The studio also produced films in the adventure, comedy, fantasy, mystery and western genres. They released many Walt Disney classics—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Peter Pan—as well as several “Tarzan” features. This volume covers these movies in detail with critical and historical analysis, in-depth plot synopsis and numerous contemporary reviews.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

By Alan Goble
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110951940
  • Total of Pages : 1039
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: the-complete-index-to-literary-sources-in-film.pdf

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Read and download full book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

The Films of Fay Wray

By Roy Kinnard,Tony Crnkovich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476604150
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: the-films-of-fay-wray.pdf

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Widely acclaimed as a horror movie actress, Fay Wray is best remembered for her performances in King Kong and four other classic 1930s film thrillers, Doctor X, The Most Dangerous Game, Mystery of the Wax Museum and The Vampire Bat. Yet Wray appeared in 77 feature films between 1925 and 1958, playing leading roles in 67. Many of her films, including her entire silent film output, have been lost or are available only on a limited basis. This heavily illustrated filmography at last makes obvious her sizeable contribution to the film industry. After an overview of her professional acting career, the filmography is divided into three sections. The first introduces Wray’s early silent feature film appearances; the second covers her “leading lady” period in popular horror thrillers and other films in the sound era; and the third covers her latter-day supporting roles. Appendices document her work in film shorts and her television appearances. Commentary throughout includes first-person interviews with Fay Wray.

Chronology of Classic Horror Films: The 1930s

By Donald C. Willis
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  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: chronology-of-classic-horror-films.pdf

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Chronology of Classic Horror Films: the 1930s is an affectionate, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative re-examination of virtually every American horror feature from 1929 to 1939. Donald Willis takes the films, image-by-image, in the introduction, film-by-film, in the text, and year-by-year, in the highlights pages, which precede the reviews of each year's pictures. The introductory Itinerary ("Oh, the places you'll go!") chronologically "maps" the sites of the movies covered in the text, from 1929 to 1949, from Woodford's Theatre, New York City (The Last Warning), to the Forsythe estate (Master Minds). Willis makes the movies you've always known and loved spring to life again. The Mummy "It's either Now (Helen) or Forever (Imhotep), though her 'dreadful modern Cairo' comment hints at some backward-looking wistfulness on her part." Bride of Frankenstein "The power now belongs to Pretorius, in effect a mocking mirror reflecting back to Henry his original enthusiasm, and underlining the strain of callousness in the latter."

Tracking King Kong

By Cynthia Erb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814337422
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: tracking-king-kong.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.