The Most Dangerous Game

Paperback, 48 pages

English language

Published Sept. 26, 2006 by Filiquarian Publishing.

ISBN:
978-1-59986-969-8
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OCLC Number:
176633706

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A big-game hunter from New York is shipwrecked on an isolated island in the Caribbean, and is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. The story is an inversion of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s.

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This is an interesting short story from the 1920s that touches upon the theme of hunting from an angle that is perhaps less exciting or unexpected today than it was when this was first published. Nonetheless, it was an entertaining read to see how our protagonist gets himself out of the unfortunate situation he finds himself in when he lands on the private island of a certain Zaroff… moreover, the references to this short story in modern media made it worth going back and reading.

What are the prizes one gets for being a human, as opposed to being a lion or some other such hunted animal? How do you define ‘evil’ if the perpetrator himself is incapable of viewing his terrible actions in anything but a positive light? Is one person less evil than another for partaking in some vices but not others?

The story isn’t lengthy at all …

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