The Raven and the Writing Desk

By: Huxley, Francis

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"As all readers of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' will know, when Alice sat down (uninvited) at the Mad Tea-party, the Hatter oepend his eyes very wide and asked, 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?' The riddle is famous because when Alice in turn asked 'What's the answer?' the Hatter replied that he hadn't the faintest idea. It has provoked ingenius possible answers from many Great Minds, but in this utterly engaging 'Enquiry,' Francis Huxley has undertaken the first investigation *in depth*." A charming and interesting look at the old puzzler presented by Lewis Carroll. Brown cloth, 191 pages (including Index), illustrated. Some lean, lightly dusted edges, light corner wear. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, slightly sunned spine, light edgewear/crinkling, light chipping/wear to top corner of front fold, stain to reverse of bottom edge (not visible on front).

Title: The Raven and the Writing Desk

Author Name: Huxley, Francis

Categories: Games--Hobbies--Puzzles, Non-fiction,

Edition: 1st US edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: About Very Good

Jacket Condition: About Very Good

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 005187

Keywords: PUZZLE, PUZZLES, RIDDLE, RIDDLES, LEWIS CARROLL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, FRANCIS HUXLEY, TIME, LOGIC, SEMANTICS, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, NON-FICTION