A Dangerous Game

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A Dangerous Game
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First UK edition (publ. Jonathan Cape)
Author Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Original title Die Panne
Translator Richard Winston
Clara Winston
Country Switzerland
Language German
Published 1956 (Verlag der Arche/German)
1960 (English)
Pages 125

A Dangerous Game is a 1956 novel by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Its original German title is Die Panne, which means "The breakdown". It is known as Traps in the United States. It tells the story of a traveller who, when his car breaks down, is invited for dinner by a former judge, after which nightmarish developments follow. The work was initially written as a radio play, but was adapted into prose almost immediately. It won the 1956 Blind War Veterans’ Prize for best radio play and the literary award of the newspaper Tribune de Lausanne.[1]

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