THE RIDDLE OF

SCHEHEREZADE

AND
Other Amazing Puzzles, Ancient & Modern

BY

RAYMOND SMULLYAN

Preface

Book One of this volume begins where Edgar Allan Poe left off in his remarkable story "The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade." In this tale, Poe paints a very different picture of the ultimate fate of Scheherazade than that given in the Arabian Nights! But I have gone him one better and leave you here a puzzle-tale that I believe will intrigue and amuse you, and which ends in a way that naturally leads to a new field called Coercive Logic, which is the start of Book Two. This is followed by some new logic puzzles, logic tricks and games, Godelian puzzles, and ends with some very baffling paradoxes!

Elka Park, New York
September 1996

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