Paul Morphy : The Pride and Sorrow of Chess

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887366977
  • Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 802,597
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Editor's Introduction ix

A Note on the Text xix

Author's Introduction xxvii

Lawson Photo Gallery xxiii

Chapter 1 TheNewWorldWelcomes 1

Chapter 2 Three Encounters and a Problem 9

Chapter 3 A Surprise Encounter 21

Chapter 4 From School to the Mississippi 33

Chapter 5 The National Chess Congress 49

Chapter 6 First Prize and Congress Mtermath 65

Chapter 7 The Challenge 81

Chapter 8 London and Lowenthal 91

Chapter 9 Staunton and Stakes 107

Chapter 10 Harrwitz and "Letters of Gold" 125

Chapter 11 The Staunton Miscarriage 135

Chapter 12 La RĂ©gence and Society 157

Chapter 13 "MorphyWon'tLetMe" 165

Morphy Image Gallery 184

Chapter 14 "The World Is His Fatherland" 199

Chapter 15 Farewell to England 207

Chapter 16 Testimonials and the Queen's Knight 217

Chapter 17 Morphy and the Ledger 241

Chapter 18 The Deacon Games 253

Chapter 19 Odds Before Even 269

Chapter 20 Kolisch, Secession, and Cuba 275

Chapter 21 Paris and Petroff 285

Chapter 22 Paul Morphy, Attorney at Law 293

Chapter 23 Paris, Frustration, and Obsessions 299

Chapter 24 Psychoanalysts and Paul Morphy 313

Chapter 25 ThePrideandSorrowofChess 321

Chapter 26 Trophies and Authenticity 32

Appendix 341

Author's Bibliography 281

Editor's Annotated Bibliography 385

Index 391

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