MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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(Note: This page not the entire list of works of Mathematical Fiction. To see the whole list, click here.)

The Old Mathematician (from Maschalk Manor) (1848)
Anonymous
A very charming, humorous description of the final days of an old man who retires to a small Dutch hamlet where no one knows him. While any arrival of a stranger in a tiny community is always a cause... (more)
Porter Piper (1849)
Anonymous
A very light, very badly stereotyped, two-dimensional story about one Porter Piper. He was a born genius, one destined to be a top-class mathematician. So much so that when he was delivered by his mother,... (more)
The Young Arithmetician (1856)
Anonymous
One of those “moral values” booklets which used to be published way back when (well, all the way back in 1856, in this case). A very light-weight story about a sixteen-year old girl, Laura (daughter... (more)

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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!

(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)