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Dictionary of Riddles

1st Edition

By Mark Bryant

Routledge

376 pages

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Originally published in 1990, 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 Allen 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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: A Brief History of Riddles

Introduction

2. Ancient Riddles: Sacred and Profane

3. Modern Beginnings

4. The Renaissance and Beyond

5. Revival and Decline

6. The Last Laugh?

Part II: Dictionary of Riddles

7. Solutions to the Riddles

Appendix

Further Reading

Acknowledgements

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT024030
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century