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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott; Rosemary Jann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Anecdotes, facetiae, satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Abbott Abbott; Rosemary Jann
ISBN: 019953750X 9780199537501
OCLC Number: 232647940
Notes: This ed. based on Flatland: a romance of many dimensions / with illustrations by the author, A. Square. New and rev. ed. London : Seeley & Co, 1884.
This ed. originally published: 2006.
Description: xlii, 124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Edwin A. Abbott ; edited with an introduction and notes by Rosemary Jann.


How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? In Flatland, A Square's linear world is invaded by a Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension.  Read more...


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