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Richard Connell
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by Richard Connell

Born in New York in 1893, Richard Connell attended Harvard University, worked as a reporter for the New York American newspaper, and served in World War I. Following the war, Connell became a freelance writer. Writing mostly short stories and screenplays, Connell's most famous story, "The Most Dangerous Game," established him as one of the premier writers of fiction in the early 1920s.

Events in History at the Time of the Short Story

American interest in Central America and the Caribbean. When Theodore Roosevelt became president of the United States in 1901, his expansionist attitudes immediately began to affect U.S. foreign policy. One of the first steps of this new foreign policy was intervention in Cuba. American troops had occupied the island since Spain's withdrawal from the country in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1901 the U.S. pushed for and...

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