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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Writing the Prizefight.
New York : Peter Lang, 2013
|Named Person:||Pierce Egan; Pierce Egan; Pierce Egan|
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource|
|Contents:||Cover; Contents; List of Short Titles; Chapter 1 The Rise in Popularity of Pugilism and its Reporting; In this Corner, Introducing Pierce Egan and the 'Boxiana Style'; Pugilistic Interest Peaks and Declines; Aspects of Egan to Consider; Chapter 2 Flash!: The Language of the Metropolis and the Prize Ring; Linguistic Factors: Authenticity and Illicitness; Fancy Connection: The Metropolitan Slang of Life in London; Early Boxiana Volumes; Sports Talk: Reported Speech; Egan's Sporting Newspapers and New Series Boxiana; Post Boxiana Series; Chapter 3 Sporting Theatre: Spectacle and Social Dynamics. Drama Boxiana: Accentuating Spectacle in Pugilistic Af fairsSocial Conflicts; Different Perspectives on the Performance; The Arts, and Further Classical Connections; Racial Neutrality: Boxiana's Pugilistic Unity; The Human Equivalent of the Cockpit; Theatricality, and Re-packaging the Sport for Wider Appeal; Chapter 4 The Nation --
Military and Moral; Transferring Sporting Attributes into Martial Combat; Native Enmities: Rivalry Between Britons; Conciliation and Integrity v Revenge and Dissipation; Chapter 5 Enlivening Reality: The Egan Touch; The Boxiana Style in Political Satire and Parody. Boxiana Traces in Selected Nineteenth-Century LiteratureA Watershed, and Eganesque Sports Reporting; Chapter 6 Post-Fight Observations; Appendix Glossary of Nineteenth-Century Flash and Sporting Terms; Bibliography; Index.
"Snowdon's Writing the Prizefight is sports history of a high order." (Scott A.G.M. Crawford, Journal of Sports History 2014)