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By Lewis Carroll

The writer of Alice in Wonderland (and an Oxford professor of arithmetic) employs the fanciful structure of a play set in Hell to take a difficult examine late-19th-century interpretations of Euclidean geometry. Carroll's penetrating observations on geometry are followed by means of abundant doses of his recognized wit. 1885 edition.

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