Authors: Edwin A. Abbott, Edwin Abbott Abbott (Illustrator), Banesh Hoffmann
ISBN-13: 9780486272634, ISBN-10: 048627263X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Date Published: March 2007
Edition: Special Value
Rosemary Jann is a professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University.
An odd, amusing and still provocative fantasy. The narrator is a Square who lives in a world of two dimensions, and whose vision of a third gets him into grave trouble with the authorities.
"This pre-Einstein geometrical fantasy is one of the best things of its kind that has ever been written, for it is more than an ingeniously sustained fantasy: it is a social satire, with wit as sharp as the sub-lutrous end of a Flatland woman; it is an easy philosophical introduction to the Fourth Dimension; and it is a rebuke to everyone who holds that there is no reality beyond what is perceptible by human senses."