Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems   By: (1857-1930)

Book cover

First Page:

THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES

PRESS OPINIONS ON "THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES."

"It is a book of remarkable ingenuity and interest." Educational Times.

"The most ingenious brain in England ... a fascinating new book." Evening News.

"A capital book of posers." Daily News.

"The Puzzles ... reach the limit of ingenuity and intricacy; and it is well for the sanity of his readers that the author gives a list of solutions at the end of the book." Observer.

"A book that will provide much entertainment for Christmas gatherings ... ingenious puzzles and problems invented by 'Sphinx,' the Puzzle King." The Captain.

"Mr. Dudeney, whose reputation is world wide as the puzzle and problem maker of the age ... sure to find a wide circulation ... as attractive in appearance as its contents are fascinating." English Mechanic and World of Science.

"An exceedingly ingenious constructor and solver of fascinating puzzles, mathematical and otherwise." School Guardian.

"A book which ought to be highly popular ... it is all mighty ingenious, and very intelligently put before the reader." Sheffield Telegraph.

"It is matter for delight that Mr. Henry E. Dudeney has collected into a volume those mysterious puzzles of his which have appeared in many journals ... contains quite a number of ingenious new mental problems ... a valuable introduction." The Lady.

"For the long winter evenings Mr. Dudeney's book of puzzledom is to be recommended. Mr. Dudeney has made a study of every kind of puzzle there is ... he supplies you with every kind of brain twister." The Daily Chronicle.

"Took up more of the reviewer's time than he could well afford to give it; he wanted to solve some of the curious problems that it contains, and for ingenious persons who want employment on a wet day, he promises from it abundant scope." Yorkshire Post.

"A well known master puzzler ... provides an abundance of seasonable occupation for the ingenious, with an introduction on the general question of puzzles, which is one of the most interesting parts of the book. He is a skilful inventor." Nottingham Guardian.

"Will enjoy the entertainment provided ... ingenious and witty." The Guardian.

"Extremely ingenious book, which abounds in problems that will keep the reader busy for hours until in despair he turns to the answers at the end." Manchester Guardian.

"The setting of these perplexities is novel ... a dramatic background being thus provided which prevents too great aridity.... The book should be much in request." The Morning Leader.

THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES

By the same Author "AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS" 3s. 6d.

First Edition, 1907

THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES

And Other Curious Problems

by

HENRY ERNEST DUDENEY

Author of "Amusements in Mathematics," Etc.

Second Edition (With Some Fuller Solutions and Additional Notes)

Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. London, Edinburgh, and New York 1919

CONTENTS

PREFACE 9

INTRODUCTION 11

THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES 23

PUZZLING TIMES AT SOLVAMHALL CASTLE 58

THE MERRY MONKS OF RIDDLEWELL 68

THE STRANGE ESCAPE OF THE KING'S JESTER 78

THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY 86

ADVENTURES OF THE PUZZLE CLUB 94

THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES 110

MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES 118

SOLUTIONS 163

INDEX 251

PREFACE

When preparing this new edition for the press, my first inclination was to withdraw a few puzzles that appeared to be of inferior interest, and to substitute others for them. But, on second thoughts, I decided to let the book stand in its original form and add extended solutions and some short notes to certain problems that have in the past involved me in correspondence with interested readers who desired additional information... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books