Classic Conundrums: Fiendish Puzzles from the 19th Century

Classic Conundrums: Fiendish Puzzles from the 19th Century

by Ken Russell, Philip Carter
     
 

How quick are you? How clever? The Victorians delighted in musing over riddles while reposing in their salons, and a century later these elusive puzzles still have the power to tease and charm. Twist one of Lewis Carroll's anagrams into a different word, or follow one of Longfellow's well-turned phrases to its logical end. The anagrams, palindromes, puzzles,

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How quick are you? How clever? The Victorians delighted in musing over riddles while reposing in their salons, and a century later these elusive puzzles still have the power to tease and charm. Twist one of Lewis Carroll's anagrams into a different word, or follow one of Longfellow's well-turned phrases to its logical end. The anagrams, palindromes, puzzles, magic squares, and riddles in this collection are designed to best the best of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760714607
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
Barnes and Noble Edition
Pages:
167

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