Cover of: Flatland | Edwin A. Abbott

About the Book

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, though written in 1884, is still considered useful in thinking about multiple dimensions. It is also seen as a satirical depiction of Victorian society and its hierarchies. A square, who is a resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, dreams of the one-dimensional Lineland. He attempts to convince the monarch of Lineland of the possibility of another dimension, but the monarch cannot see outside the line. The square is then visited himself by a Sphere from three-dimensional Spaceland, who must show the square Spaceland before he can conceive it. As more dimensions enter the scene, the story's discussion of fixed thought and the kind of inhuman action which accompanies it intensifies.

Edition Notes

Series Penguin Science Fiction Classics

The Physical Object

Format Trade Paperback
Pagination 91
Number of pages 91
Dimensions 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
Weight 2.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL9301776M
Internet Archive flatlandromanceo00abbo_3
ISBN 10 0140076158
ISBN 13 9780140076158
OCLC/WorldCat 19419794
Library Thing 8292
Goodreads 957446

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