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The Magic of Lewis Carrol

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Simon & Schuster
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Maurizio Codogno
Nov 15, 2010 Maurizio Codogno rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: math, finished
l'unico mio acquisto alla Fiera del Libro 2006 di Torino è stato questo libro, in offerta a 5 euro. Beh, sono stati cinque euro sprecati. Il problema non è affatto il titolo fuorviante - "matemagica" sarebbe stato meglio ma non si può pretendere troppo dalla vita. Il progetto non era nemmeno male, visto che John Fisher aveva raccolto tutti i trucchi di magia e i giochi di parole e altro che si trovano nelle opere del nostro; probabilmente l'edizione originale potrebbe essere interessante. Peccat ...more
Dec 02, 2015 Bria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Potentially a decent book to have around, but a good chunk of it seemed to have little to nothing to do with Lewis Carroll himself. Fisher apparently just wanted to flesh out the book, and tacked a quote from a Carroll book onto a summary of some tenuously related magic trick or other. It also appeared to be aimed at Carroll scholars - that or Fisher just can't tell the difference. It is pretty interesting to find all these references to people trying to figure out on what day, or what specific ...more
Sarah Crawford
Feb 14, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very different type of book as it does not spend all its pages on Carroll's biography or idiosyncrasies or anything like that. Instead it examines the various puzzles and games he devised, most of which deal with mathematics in one form of another.

The types of things that are covered include mazes, labyrinths, paradoxes, magic tricks, anagrams, chess, croquet, logic, origami and loads of other things. Explanations of them are given and there's a solution section towards the end of the
Dec 16, 2015 Fil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La prima lettura, durante il liceo, mi aveva lasciato insoddisfatto. I giochi matematici su internet mi sembravano più interessanti.
Provo a rileggerlo.
Jan 18, 2009 Fishsanwitt marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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