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5 edition of sport of kings found in the catalog.

sport of kings

kinship, class, and thorougbred breeding in Newmarket

by Rebecca Cassidy

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thoroughbred horse -- Breeding -- England -- Newmarket.,
  • Race horses -- Breeding -- England -- Newmarket.,
  • Horse racing -- England -- Newmarket.,
  • Horse industry -- England -- Newmarket.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-182).

    StatementRebecca Cassidy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSF293.T5 C338 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 186 p. :
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22476563M
    ISBN 100521808774, 052100487X

    Editions for The Sport of Kings: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in ). "With The Sport of Kings, C. E. Morgan has delivered a masterpiece. Rich, deep, and ambitious, this book is, by any standard, a Great American Novel."—Philipp Meyer, author of The Son "[The Sport of Kings] is an epic novel steeped in American history and geography Morgan’s gothic tale of Southern decadence deepens into a searing Author: C. E. Morgan.

      C.E. Morgan’s “The Sport of Kings” is a novel of vaulting ambition. It is a maximalist work that shifts kaleidoscopically between perspectives and registers, settings and time periods, all in an Author: Anthony Domestico.   The Sport of Kings is published by 4th Estate. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders.

      The Sport of Kings certainly was that for me. When I read Morgan's first book, All the Living, when it came out a few years ago, I could anticipate her latest book simply because Ms Morgan's powers of narrative were far larger than what we saw in that first story/5. "With The Sport of Kings, C. E. Morgan has delivered a masterpiece. Rich, deep, and ambitious, this book is, by any standard, a Great American Novel."—Philipp Meyer, author of The Son "[The Sport of Kings] is an epic novel steeped in American history and geography Morgan’s gothic tale of Southern decadence deepens into a searing.


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When I read Morgan's first book, All the Living, when it came out a few years ago, I could anticipate her latest book simply because Ms Morgan's powers of narrative were far larger than what we saw in that first story/5().

The Sport of Kings C.E. Morgan, Farrar, Straus & Giroux pp. ISBN Summary An American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves.

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Three Kentucky lineages converge in the novel: one white, one black, one equine. The Forges are the “kings” of the title — Bluegrass aristocrats of apparently limitless wealth. In the s, their plantation is in the hands of John Henry Forge, a corn grower, who finds horse breeding showy and vulgar.

The following edition of this book was used to write this study guide: Morgan, C.E. The Sport of Kings. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, The first chapter of the novel, “The Strange Family of Things,” describes the upbringing of Henry.

Book Summary A spiraling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery.

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Morgan has delivered a masterpiece. Rich, deep, and ambitious, this book is, by any standard, a Great American Novel.” —Philipp Meyer, author of The Son “[The Sport of Kings] is an epic novel steeped in American history and geography Morgan’s gothic tale of Southern decadence deepens into a.

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An Amazon Best Book of May The Sport of Kings is American and epic, a novel of lineage and legacy, race horses and racism, power and poverty.

It’s graceful, provocative and at the right stretches, heart-pounding/5(). "With The Sport of Kings, C. E. Morgan has delivered a masterpiece. Rich, deep, and ambitious, this book is, by any standard, a Great American Novel."—Philipp Meyer, author of The Son "[The Sport of Kings] is an epic novel steeped in American history and geography Morgan’s gothic tale of Southern decadence deepens into a searing /5(4).

The Sport of Kings is C. E. Morgan’s second novel, and it’s a big one in every sense: Its pages span more than two centuries of love, hatred, and dramatic action on the part of over a score of interlinked characters, human and equine. Its themes are mythic and scientific and a fusion of the two.

It traces changing social and economic arrangements and Author: Katherine A. Powers.