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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions » (Special Value)

Book cover image of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

Authors: Edwin A. Abbott, Edwin Abbott Abbott (Illustrator), Banesh Hoffmann
ISBN-13: 9780486272634, ISBN-10: 048627263X
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications
Date Published: March 2007
Edition: Special Value

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Author Biography: Edwin A. Abbott

Rosemary Jann is a professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University.

Book Synopsis

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.

Saturday Review

"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."

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  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    "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." The book that started it all for higher dimensional analysis,the book is different from the other book and i know it is very strange and sometimes i even don't know what the author really want to express.I would recommend this to anyone interested in 4th wall breaking, or ideas and conceptions that have to do with out-of-the-box thinking. I heartedly enjoyed it.
    {5 / 5} by A Customer May 18th, 2011


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