The Bandies of Fortune is a comprehensive book that analyses the social status of tennis throughout history. It explores how writers from different periods have enriched their work through tennis imagery, metaphor and analogy, and includes an index to allusions to tennis in English literature, which lists every literary reference to real tennis known by the author from the fourteenth century to the present.
Most tennis lovers know the reference to the game in Shakespeare’s Henry V, but tennis features in many other literary works as well. The book puts tennis references in literature into the context of their day and age, examining how different writers have portrayed the game throughout history.
Author Geoffrey G. Hiller
Publication Date 2009
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