Now more than one hundred years after Lewis Carroll's immortal "Through the Looking-Glass" was published, lovers of the "Alice" books have a new episode written by Carroll in which Alice meets an aged, bad-tempered wasp who wears a yellow wig. The episode, which was originally intended to follow the White Knight sequence in Chapter VIII, is rich in Carrollian humor, nonsense, and wordplay; and it contains a five-stanza poem referencing the yellow wig. According to Martin Gardner, the discovery and publication of "The Wasp in a Wig" is an event of great significance not only for Carrollians but for anyone interested in language, humor, the adventures of Alice or, for that matter, wasps.
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Christopher Morgan is a puzzle collector and designer, magician, computer scientist, and former Editor in Chief of BYTE magazine. Jeremiah Farrell is Professor Emeritus in Mathematics at Butler University and the designer of the famous 1996 "Election Day" crossword.
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Book Description Clarkson N. Potter, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517532662