The Curious History Of The Riddle: Solve Over 250 Riddles, From The Riddle Of The Sphinx To Harry Potter

May 26, 2020|
The Curious History Of The Riddle: Solve Over 250 Riddles, From The Riddle Of The Sphinx To Harry Potter by Marcel Danesi
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Part history book, part puzzle book,The Curious History of the Riddleis fully illustrated with over 250 riddles interspersed throughout the text for solving, so get ready to put on your thinking cap!The Curious History of the Riddle</I>investigates the fascinating origin and history of the riddle, from the very first riddle (the Riddle of the Sphinx) to the twenty-first century, with riddles found in pop culture, including movies, books, and video games.<BR <BR Riddles are ageless, timeless, and so common that we hardly ever reflect upon what they are and how they originated. Riddles come in all languages and from all eras of human history, making them a truly “curious history. InThe Curious History of the Riddle, puzzle expert Marcel Danesidelves deep into the riddle''s origin and offers a concise snapshot of riddles throughout time—from the Riddle of the Sphinx, to the riddles in Benjamin Franklin''sPoor Richard''s Almanackand Lewis Carroll''sAlicebooks, to those found in theHarry PotterandLord of the Ringsbook series, and much more—covering these fascinating topics:
  • Ancient riddles
  • Medieval riddles
  • Riddles in the Renaissance
  • Riddles as part of leisure culture
  • Riddles in literature
  • Riddles in popular culture
  • Rebuses as visual riddles

Puzzlecraft series</STRONG>from Wellfleet Press tackles some of the greatest conundrums of our time. Learn how to navigate the world''s trickiest mazes, solve the most complex crosswords, and finally get the answer to “Why is a raven like a writing desk? Follow literature''s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he guides you through hundreds of challenging cross-fitness brain exercises inspired by his most popular cases and adventures. You can also train your memory to perform better and learn the meanings behind your own personality traits or the traits of others. These handy and portable paperbacks are sized perfectly to travel, whether on vacation or just for your daily commute. The intricately designed covers and bold colors will capture your attention as much as the engaging content inside.The Curious History of Mazes;The Curious History of the Crossword;Escape from Sherlock Holmes;Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Code Breakers;Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Math & Logic Games;Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Visual Puzzles;Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers;Solving Sherlock Homes;Solving Sherlock Holmes Volume II;Maximize Your Memory; and<I>The Book of Personality Tests</I>.<BR
Marcel Danesi, PhD, is a full professor of linguistic anthropology and the director of the program in semiotics at the University of Toronto. He is also co-director of the CogSci Network of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. He has written extensively on puzzles, includingThe Anthropology of Puzzles(Bloomsb...
Title:The Curious History Of The Riddle: Solve Over 250 Riddles, From The Riddle Of The Sphinx To Harry Potter
Product dimensions:152 pages, 8.5 X 7.38 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 8.5 X 7.38 X 0.5 in
Published:May 26, 2020
Publisher:Race Point Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781577151982

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