Originally posted by Mad Rook
I just had to share my joy at finding out that David Lawson's "Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" is back in print (new edition). The book is the definitive biography of Morphy's life. No games to speak of (I think there are a couple that were in letters), but a nice biography. (I read it a few years back, but the book was a loaner that had to be r ...[text shortened]... g at those lofty prices, so I'm thrilled that I can now get a copy for a mere pittance.
About a year ago, I bought ' Morphy's games of chess' by Philip W Sergeant. It's published by Dover Publications Inc, New York. (1957 edition)
It has 300 of the masters games, including odds and blindfold games, all annotated, some by Loewenthal, but mainly by Sergeant.
There is also an in-depth biography charting his travels around Europe, playing the best around, including Harrwitz, with the score; W5 L2 D1 in favour of the genius that was Morphy. Of course, he never got to play Staunton, as the latter was so scared of losing he made numerous excuses to avoid the inevitable.
The book is a great read and if you can find a copy, I highly reccommend you buy it .