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Writing the Prizefight : Pierce Egan's Boxiana World

Author: David Snowdon
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, 2013.
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This book focuses on the literary contribution made by the pugilistic writing of Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849), identifying the elements that rendered Egan's style distinctive and examining the ways his writing invigorated the sporting narrative. In particular, the author analyses Egan's blend of inventive imagery and linguistic exuberance within the commentaries of the Boxiana series (1812-29).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Snowdon, David.
Writing the Prizefight.
New York : Peter Lang, 2013
(DLC) 2013016671
(OCoLC)844245281
Named Person: Pierce Egan; Pierce Egan; Pierce Egan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Snowdon
ISBN: 9783035304855 3035304858
OCLC Number: 853455296
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
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.
Responsibility: David Snowdon.
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