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Lewis Carroll's Games & Puzzles Book

Lewis Carroll's Games & Puzzles Book

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Widely known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and other books for children, Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson) also excelled as a mathematician and inventor of puzzles. Toward the end of his life, Carroll worked on a book of mathematical puzzles and games but died before it was completed.

This book is a new compilation of Carroll's surviving puzzles and games, assembled and edited by Edward Wakeling, a Lewis Carroll scholar and writer on mathematics. Included are a substantial number of problems that Carroll had intended for his collection. Among the problems - many published here for the first time - are these (and 26 more) baffling brainteasers:
  • Cakes in a Row
  • Looking-Glass Time
  • Hidden Names
  • Diverse Doublets
  • Arithmetical Croquet
  • A Sticky Problem
  • Painting Cubes
  • An Amazing Maze
  • Alice's Multiplication Tables
  • Four Brothers and a Monkey
  • Handicaps
  • Mischmasch
  • Square Numbers
  • Wise Eyes
  • Two Clocks
  • The Number Forty-Two
 In addition to Carroll's original mathematical inventions and games, the editor has supplied a few original puzzles of his own. Some hints and solutions are also provided.

Enhanced with some of John Tenniel's famous illustrations, this volume is a delightful double treat for any puzzle enthusiast or lover of the Alice books. This trade paperback measures 5-3/8 by 8-1/2 inches, contains xii + 80 pages and includes a foreword by the Earl of Stockton.

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