Egan, Pierce, The Elder


Egan, Pierce, The Elder

▪ British writer
born 1772, London, Eng.
died Aug. 3, 1849, London
 sporting writer whose works were considered indispensable reading for English men-about-town in the early 19th century.

      Egan made his reputation as a boxing reporter. His best-known work is Boxiana (1818–24), a racy but accurate account of the lives of famous pugilists. Egan also became an authority on other sports and developed a flair for sensational literature describing the contemporary “fast” life.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of World War II aces from the United States — This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from United States. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country A *Robert Wilson Abernathy (USAAF) *Fred F. Ackerman *Burnell W. Adams *Charles E. Adams Jr. *Fletcher E. Adams… …   Wikipedia

  • boxing — boxing1 /bok sing/, n. 1. the material used to make boxes or casings. 2. a boxlike enclosure; casing. 3. an act or instance of putting into or furnishing with a box. [1510 20; BOX1 + ING1] boxing2 /bok sing/, n. the act, technique, or profession… …   Universalium

  • sports — /spawrts, spohrts/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a sport or sports, esp. of the open air or athletic kind: a sports festival. 2. (of garments, equipment, etc.) suitable for use in open air sports, or for outdoor or informal use. [1910 15; SPORT +… …   Universalium

  • Chancellorsville Union order of battle — The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately. Contents 1 Abbreviations used 1.1 Military rank 1.2 Other …   Wikipedia

  • List of Australian Football League umpires — This is a list of all Australian Football League umpires, that is umpires who have officiated in a Australian Football League (AFL) match, formally the VFL.As of 2007 there have been a total of 1,249 umpires to have umpired at VFL/AFL Level (408… …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers all-time roster — This is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Detroit Tigers, with their main position and years played. Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Players in Italics have had… …   Wikipedia

  • Portland, Oregon — Portland   City   City of Portland Portland s skyline from the west, with Mount Hood on the left …   Wikipedia

  • John le Carré — in Hamburg, 2008 Born David John Moore Cornwell October 19, 1931 (1931 10 19) (age 80) Poole, Dorset, England …   Wikipedia

  • John Anderson (acteur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anderson et John Anderson. John Anderson Données clés Naissance 20 octobre 1922 Clayton, Illinois Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John anderson (acteur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anderson et John Anderson. John Anderson est un acteur et réalisateur américain né le 20 octobre 1922 à Clayton dans l Illinois aux États Unis, décédé le 7 août 1992 à Sherman Oaks en Californie. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.