The Curious History of the Riddle

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ITEM CODE: 26251
An engaging history of riddles, including 273 befuddling examples for you to solve. From the riddle set by the sphinx guarding the entrance to Thebes to 'why is a raven like a writ...
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An engaging history of riddles, including 273 befuddling examples for you to solve. From the riddle set by the sphinx guarding the entrance to Thebes to 'why is a raven like a writing desk?' by Lewis Carroll. Riddles share a cultural universality, appearing across the world and in every language; intriguing chapters explore the ways riddles have been understood and employed throughout history, from soothsayers to recreation. This book includes Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance riddles as well as riddles in literature and popular culture. Our absorbing and puzzling collection is sure to leave you scratching your head.
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Paperback
21.5 x 19cm
152 pages
Illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs
Includes solutions
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