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Dictionary of Riddles

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 10/2022
Edizione: 1° edizione

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Originally published in 1990 by Routledge, Dictionary of Riddles is a collection of nearly 1500 of the most cryptic and entertaining riddles from history. Drawn from sources throughout the world, the collection ranges from earthy medieval jokes about fleas, worms and vegetables to the sophisticated puzzles composed by literary figures from Schiller, Swift, Voltaire, Rousseau and Cervantes to Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien. The book traces the history of riddles from their origins in antiquity through the golden age of the Renaissance, to their decline into the nursery and the first few signs of their modern revival, and draws together all the strands of the riddling art. Dictionary of Riddles received a Special Commendation in Reference Review’s Best Specialist Reference Books of 1990 Awards.


Preface Part I: A Brief History of Riddles Introduction Ancient Riddles: Sacred and Profane Modern Beginnings The Renaissance and Beyond Revival and Decline The Last Laugh? Part II: Dictionary of Riddles Solutions to the Riddles Appendix Further Reading Acknowledgements Index.


Dr Mark Bryant FRSA was born in Dorset, is a philosophy graduate of London University and has a PhD in History from the University of Kent. After more than a decade as an editor in literary and academic book publishing he turned freelance in 1987, working as an editor, proof-reader, writer, journalist, lecturer and exhibition curator. Other books by Mark Bryant include Dictionary of 20th Century British Cartoonists & Caricaturists and Private Lives: Curious Facts About the Famous and Infamous.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Routledge Revivals
Dimensioni: 8.5 x 5.5 in Ø 1.54 lb
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 376
Pagine Romane: iv

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