The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports


Author: Various
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 178227264X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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A book of trout-fishing, fencing, archery and more, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, said in 1896: "No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks." Women competed in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. Lady Greville, the editor of The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports, hopes that reading what each female expert sportswoman has written about her particular sport or pastime "may encourage other women, as feminine but more timid, to imitate their achievements, and to acquire a keen zest for and sympathy with outdoor pursuits." The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

Modern Sport - The Global Obsession


Author: Boria Majumdar,Fan Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997956
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 281
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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Love Well the Hour

The Life of Lady Colin Campbell (1857-1911)
Author: Anne Jordan
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848766114
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Lady Colin Campbell was born Gertrude Elizabeth Blood in May 1857. She enjoyed a liberal upbringing for the day, and developed into an intelligent, artistic and beautiful young woman. In October 1880 she met Lord Colin Campbell, MP and youngest son of the 8th Duke of Argyll. Within three days they were engaged and, despite his family's objections, they married the following year. Gertrude was launched into an elevated social circle where she enjoyed the company of royalty, eminent politicians and famxous names of the day. But all was not well at home, as the couple's incompatibility became glaringly apparent. The marriage broke down and ended up in the dreaded divorce courts. Lord Colin Campbell accused his wife of adultery with four co-respondents and scandalised society with such a suggestion. After the trial, the couple went their separate ways. Gertrude slowly created a new life for herself as a journalist. Although shunned by much of society, her beauty, intelligence and wit were welcome in the more liberal circles of artists and writers. She was a close friend of the artist and dandy Whistler, and knew the Burne-Jones's. George Bernard Shaw listened to her advice on his early work, and remained a life-long friend, and Henry James used to visit her. But she had her enemies. She exchanged insults with Oscar Wilde, and was disliked by the notorious editor and newspaper proprietor Frank Harris. In her articles Gertrude advocated ideas such as bicycle lanes on roads, cremation as an alternative to burial and equal smoking rights for women. When many in her place would have quietly retired to the country, or found refuge in their nerves, she carved herself a career, threw herself into her sports, and created a new life as an independent woman. Yet little is known of her today; the few references cruelly describe her as a “sex goddess” or “houri”. Anne Jordan’s biography aims to redress the balance and give her life a full and fair hearing. This book tells the story of one of the most gifted women of her day and will appeal to readers interested in history and feminism.

Miller's London librarian, and book-buyers gazette, Jan. 1852-Dec. 1853; appended [1853] Fly leaves; or, Scraps and sketches, literary, bibliographical, and miscellaneous


Author: John Miller (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 704
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The Story of Sport in England


Author: Neil Wigglesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 9074
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

The Athenæum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Athenaeum


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Number twenty

fables and fantasies
Author: Henry Duff Traill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 207
View: 1977
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The Edinburgh literary journal; or, Weekly register of criticism and belles lettres


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Athenaeum


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature, Volume 57, July to December 1892


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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British Books


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
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Ecstasy: a Study of Happiness


Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 232
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The Gentlewoman in Society


Author: Lady Violet Greville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 271
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The Academy and Literature


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The Academy


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Subject - Index of the London Library, St. James's Square, London


Author: Charles Theodore Hagberg Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Subject catalogs
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Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum


Author: British Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Catalogue of Printed Books

Supplement 1900-1905
Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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