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Flatland

a romance of many dimensions

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English.

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

"Unabridged, corrected text of Flatland (original publication: Seeley & Co., Ltd., London, 1884)"--T.p. verso.

Series
Dover thrift editions

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
530.1/1
Library of Congress
QA699 .A13 1992

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 83 p. :
Number of pages
83

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1716091M
Internet Archive
flatlandromanceo00abbo
ISBN 10
048627263X
LC Control Number
92018494
Library Thing
8292
Goodreads
433567

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