3 edition of Black Ajax found in the catalog.
Published 1997-07-01 by in Ficción contemporánea, Ficción histórica .
|Author||by George MacDonald Fraser.|
|Category||Ficción contemporánea, Ficción histórica|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Format||eBook, Tapa dura|
Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Small mark near top of spine cover. Section of original dust jacket tipped-in facing p.1. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his bookplate to front pastedown.; 248 pages; Physical description: 248 p. ; 24 cm. Summary: In the spirit of Flashman and in the inimitable George MacDonald Fraser style comes a rousing story of prize fighting in the 19th century. "A rip-roaring fictional retelling of the story of black bare-knuckle prizefighter Tom Molineaux, an American freed slave who challenged England's beloved heavyweight champion Tom Cribb in the early years of the 19th century. The same fractious energy that characterizes Fraser's popular Flashman novels courses throughout this wonderfully flavorful tale, which, following a Prologue set in 1818 (Molineaux's last year), presents the testimony of various "witnesses" to the fighter's life and career as elicited by an unnamed "industrious inquirer." --Kirkus Reviews. Subjects: Boxing - History - 19th century - Fiction.