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The curious history of the riddle : solve over 250 riddles, from the riddle of the Sphinx to Harry Potter / Marcel Danesi.

Part history book, part puzzle book, The Curious History of the Riddle is 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 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.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009151298 398.6 DAN
Adult nonfiction   Earlville Branch . . On Loan . 4 Jan 2021
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ISBN 9781577151982 (paperback)
Dewey 398.6
Author Danesi, Marcel, 1946- author.
Title The curious history of the riddle : solve over 250 riddles, from the riddle of the Sphinx to Harry Potter / Marcel Danesi.
Published New York : Wellfleet Press, 2020.
Physical description 152 pages : illustrations (mostly colour) ; 22 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents note The riddle of the Sphinx: ancient riddles -- Education and faith: Medieval riddles -- The spread of literacy: riddles in the Renaissance -- Charades, enigmas, and conundrums: riddles as part of leisure culture -- Into the story: riddles in literature -- The riddler's legacy: riddles in popular culture -- Pictographic enigmans: rebuses as visual riddles.
Summary Part history book, part puzzle book, The Curious History of the Riddle is 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 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.
Subject Riddles -- History and criticism
Puzzles -- History
Riddles
Riddles in literature
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