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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1984.
Series: Classic science fiction; Penguin science fiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : A Signet ClassicView all editions and formats
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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 which is 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Abbott Abbott
ISBN: 0451522907 : 9780451522900
OCLC Number: 40341241
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Series Title: Classic science fiction; Penguin science fiction
Responsibility: by A. Square (Edwin A. Abbot) ; illustrations by the author.

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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 which is 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 international 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, even a fourth dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in 1884, 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 a wonderful, enduring enchantment. -- from back cover.

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