Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions

byEdwin A. AbbottIntroduction byValerie SmithAfterword byJohn Allen Paulos

October 1, 2013|
Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
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With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place limited to two dimensions—irrevocably flat—and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland’s females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, or even a fourth, dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science fiction classic as the works of H. G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein’s famous theories. And it does so with wonderful, enduring enchantment.
 
With an Introduction by Valerie Smith and a New Afterword by John Allen Paulos
Edwin A. Abbott (1838–1926), a Victorian of great intellect and wit, enjoyed success not only as a writer, but as a scholar, educator, and theologian. Educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, he was Headmaster of the City of London School from 1865 to 1889. During that time, his progressive belief in the importance of the...
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Title:Flatland: A Romance Of Many DimensionsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 6.7 X 4.2 X 0.46 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 6.7 X 4.2 X 0.46 inPublished:1 octobre 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451417852

ISBN - 13:9780451417855

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