A Tangled Tale

Lewis CARROLL (1832 - 1898)

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1896) is best known for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is less widely known that he worked as a lecturer for mathematics at Christ Church college, Oxford for 27 years. 'A tangled tale' merges his two talents as storyteller and mathematician. It consists of 10 short humorous stories which present one or more mathematical problems. The 10 'knots' as they are called, were first published in 'The Monthly Packet' magazine between April 1880 and March 1885, where readers were invited to solve the problems, and the solution was discussed in a later issue. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Short Stories, Humor, Mathematics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface. Knot I Excelsior Availle
00:04:31
Play 02 Knot II Eligible Apartments Availle
00:09:19
Play 03 Knot III Mad Mathesis Availle
00:06:59
Play 04 Knot IV The Dead Reckoning Availle
00:08:29
Play 05 Knot V Oughts and Crosses Availle
00:07:57
Play 06 Knot VI Her Radiancy Availle
00:09:30
Play 07 Knot VII Petty Cash Availle
00:08:23
Play 08 Knot VIII De Omnibus Rebus Availle
00:05:53
Play 09 Knot IX A Serpent with Corners Availle
00:08:47
Play 10 Knot X Chelsea Buns Availle
00:12:24
Play 11 Answers to Knot I Availle
00:11:05
Play 12 Answers to Knot II Availle
00:09:32
Play 13 Answers to Knot III Availle
00:09:48
Play 14 Answers to Knot IV Availle
00:07:44
Play 15 Answers to Knot V Availle
00:06:03
Play 16 Answers to Knot VI Availle
00:09:30
Play 17 Answers to Knot VII Availle
00:31:12
Play 18 Answers to Knot VIII Availle
00:04:17
Play 19 Answers to Knot IX Availle
00:09:42
Play 20 Answers to Knot X Availle
00:17:28