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Titre : Wasp in a Wig, The: A "Suppressed" Episode ...
Éditeur : New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. Publishers, 1977
Date d'édition : 1977
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. With a Preface, Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner. xiv, 68 p.p. Also Included Newspaper clippings from The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Sept. 17, 1977. First Appearance in Canada. With a 7 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch color illustratiuon after Tenniel on the front page. The text with a discussion oof the historical background and an account of the discovery of the annotated galley proofs of the suppressed episode takes up all of page 10 in the newspaper. Also with other clippings of the period. All items FINE. Bookseller: Yesteryear Shoppe, The (Nampa, ID, U.S.A.). N° de réf. du libraire 7213
C harles Lutwidge Dodgson, "Lewis Carroll," was not only the author of the beloved Alice tales but an inveterate and talented creator of puzzles and games in both the recreational mathematics and wordplay fields. Collected together for the first time in this book, his charming and humorous creations are no longer hidden in obscure Victorian magazines, rare antiquarian books, and sporadic, incomplete collections.
This fully annotated volume features such delights as Carroll?s word games Doublets (word ladders) and Syzygies (a more elaborate form of the word ladder), a board game called Lanrick, and other games and puzzles, including Circular Billiards, Castle Croquet, Alphabet Cyphers, Backgammon variations, Mirror Writing, Geometric Vanishes, the Hemispherical Problem, and much more. The volume has been edited, annotated, and compiled by Christopher Morgan, who has added a section on modern-day puzzles inspired by Carroll, and features an introduction by Jeremiah Farrell. This is a fascinating and delightful collection for lovers of wordplay, puzzles, and the wit of Lewis Carroll.
Distributed for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America
A propos de l'auteur:
Christopher Morgan is a puzzle collector and designer, magician, computer scientist, and former Editor in Chief of BYTE magazine. Jeremiah Farrell is Professor Emeritus in Mathematics at Butler University and the designer of the famous 1996 "Election Day" crossword.
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