FlatlandA Romance of Many Dimensions

Author(s): Edwin Abbott Abbott

Sci Fi/Fantasy

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, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.
Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions—a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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General Fields

  • : 9780486272634
  • : Courier Corporation
  • : Courier Corporation
  • : January 1884
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 13.20 cmmm X 0.60 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • : en
  • : 83