Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849)
Regency Pugilistic and Metropolitan Writer
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'A LIKENESS of PIERCE EGAN, in his UPPER STORY, asking HIMSELF a FEW QUESTIONS. Drawn by GEORGE SHARPLES ’. (Egan’s Life in London, and Sporting Guide, 1824).
The Pierce Egan Connection
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The Award-Winning Book:
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)