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The Pride and the Sorrow is a novel by Matt Fullerty. See the author's website http://www.mattfullerty.com

The novel is the story of Paul Morphy (1837-1884), born in New Orleans as a chess prodigy, his famous journey through Europe and his ultimate downfall on and off the chessboard. He is celebrated in fashionable European society, honored by Napoleon III of France and Que
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ebook, 651 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Bookhabit (Bookhabit.com)

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Aaron Burke
Jul 01, 2012 Aaron Burke rated it liked it
"The Pride and the Sorrow" is a generally well-done if raw historical novel on eccentric 19th century U.S. chess master Paul Morphy. Competent stylistically, surreal in parts, author Matt Fullerty captures the humid, languorous 1850s New Orleans French Quarter mood and mores with humor. Unfortunately, the novel tends to be about the people around Paul Morphy instead of Morphy himself. The otherwise fascinating Morphy is only seen tangentially. This is disappointing as we acquired Fullerty's book ...more
Matt Fullerty
Aug 18, 2009 Matt Fullerty rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: People who like New Orleans, Paris and London, history and chess
Recommended to Matt by: Matt Fullerty
Shelves: 2009
The Pride and the Sorrow is a novel by Matt Fullerty. See the author's website http://www.mattfullerty.com

The novel is the story of Paul Morphy (1837-1884), born in New Orleans as a chess prodigy, his famous journey through Europe and his ultimate downfall on and off the chessboard. He is celebrated in fashionable European society, honored by Napoleon III of France and Queen Victoria of England and returns to New Orleans a local celebrity, only to find Civil War looming, a storm brewing in his
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Katie
Katie rated it it was amazing
Aug 18, 2009
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Matt Fullerty's first novel The Pride and the Sorrow is about world champion chess player Paul Morphy and his tour of New Orleans, New York, Paris and London in the nineteenth century to become one of the greatest players of all time - aged only twenty-one.

Morphy conquered the world at chess but found his relationships with family, friends and women a little trickier than the sixty-four square ma
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