The Pierce Egan Connection

A website with an academic and light-hearted blend, looking at the work of Pierce Egan, his contemporaries, and more recent sports writing / commentary that evokes his spirit.
In short, all things EGANESQUE. [** Award-Winning Book **]

Website Author: DAVID SNOWDON
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'Writing the Prizefight' WON the prestigious 2014 BSSH Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History.

Review: 'An illuminating, intelligent read'

The Award-Winning Book:

WRITING THE PRIZEFIGHT: PIERCE EGAN'S BOXIANA WORLD

Topics include: Sports-Writing; British Patriotism; Napoleonic Battlefields (Waterloo); Dickens, Hazlitt, & Byron; City/Pugilistic Slang; Metropolitan Life of 'the Fancy'; Gambling; Challengers to the 'English Championship'; The Spectacle and Theatricality of Egan's Commentaries.

'Snowdon’s Writing the Prizefight is sports history of a high order'.
(Journal of Sports History)