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Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square - Edwin Abbott


A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square


Published: 25th February 1999
For Ages: 18+ years old
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FLATLAND has fascinated generations of readers. It is a deft mixture of social satire and science fiction that continues to pose provocative questions about perception and reality.

FLATLAND is a brilliant parody of Victorian society where all existence is limited to length and breadth - its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world - its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his world view is forever shattered.

Limitationsp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Preface to the Second and Revised Edition, 1884, by the Editorp. xix
This World
Of the Nature of Flatlandp. 1
Of the Climate and Houses in Flatlandp. 4
Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatlandp. 7
Concerning the Womenp. 11
Of Our Methods of Recognizing One Anotherp. 18
Of Recognition by Sightp. 24
Concerning Irregular Figuresp. 31
Of the Ancient Practice of Paintingp. 36
Of the Universal Colour Billp. 39
Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Seditionp. 44
Concerning Our Priestsp. 50
Of the Doctrine of Our Priestsp. 53
Other Worlds
How I Had a Vision of Linelandp. 61
How I Vainly Tried to Explain the Nature of Flatlandp. 67
Concerning a Strange from Spacelandp. 74
How the Stranger Vainly Endeavoured to Reveal to Me in Words the Mysteries of Spacelandp. 78
How the Sphere, Having in Vain Tried Words, Resorted to Deedsp. 89
How I Came to Spaceland, and What I Saw Therep. 92
How, Though the Sphere Shewed Me Other Mysteries of Spaceland, I Still Desired More; and What Came of Itp. 98
How the Sphere Encouraged Me in a Visionp. 107
How I Tried to Teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to My Grandson, and with What Successp. 111
How I Then Tried to Diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by Other Means, and of the Resultp. 115
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ISBN: 9780140435313
ISBN-10: 014043531X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1