Pierce Egan

Egan, Pierce, 1772–1849, English sports writer. He was the author of Life in London, a lively account of the sporting gallants of the Regency. With its rough humor and colloquial style, it was popular from its first installment (1820). He also wrote (1812–24) Boxiana, a classic work on boxing.

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