A Tangled Tale heftetEngelsk, 2017


A Tangled Tale By Lewis Carroll A Tangled Tale is a collection of 10 brief humorous stories by Lewis Carroll. In the December 1885 book preface Carroll writes: The writer's intention was to embody in each Knot (like medicine so dexterously, but ineffectually, concealed in the jam of our early childhood) one or more mathematical questions - in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry, as the case might be - for the amusement, and possible edification, of the fair readers of that magazine. Describing why he was ending the series, Carroll writes to his readers that the Knots were "but a lame attempt." Others were more receptive: In 1888 Stuart Dodgson Collingwood wrote, "With some people, this is the most popular of all his books; it is certainly the most successful attempt he ever made to combine mathematics and humour." They have more recently been described as having "all the charm and wit of his better-known works". Table of Contents Preface Knot: 1.Excelsior 2.Eligible Apartments 3.Mad Mathesis 4.The Dead Reckoning 5.Oughts and Crosses 6.Her Radiancy 7.Petty Cash 8.De Omnibus Rebus 9.A Serpent with Corners 10.Chelsea Buns Answers to Knot 1 Answers to Knot 2 Answers to Knot 3 Answers to Knot 4 Answers to Knot 5 Answers to Knot 6 Answers to Knot 7 Answers to Correspondents Answers to Knot 8 Answers to Knot 9 Answers to Knot 10