Cover of: Flatland | Edwin Abbott 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.

Table of Contents

{'level': 1, 'label': '1', 'pagenum': '3', 'title': 'THIS WORLD'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '1', 'pagenum': '3', 'title': 'Of the Nature of Flatland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '2', 'pagenum': '5', 'title': 'Of the climate and houses in Flatland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '3', 'pagenum': '8', 'title': 'Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '4', 'pagenum': '11', 'title': 'Concerning the Women'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '5', 'pagenum': '17', 'title': 'Our methods of recognizing one another'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '6', 'pagenum': '22', 'title': 'Of recognition by sight'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '7', 'pagenum': '27', 'title': 'Concerning Irregular Figures'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '8', 'pagenum': '31', 'title': 'Of the Ancient Practice of Painting'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '9', 'pagenum': '34', 'title': 'Of the Universal Colour Bill'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '10', 'pagenum': '38', 'title': 'Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '11', 'pagenum': '42', 'title': 'Concerning our Priests'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '12', 'pagenum': '45', 'title': 'Of the Doctrine of our Priests'}
{'level': 1, 'label': '2', 'pagenum': '51', 'title': 'Other Worlds'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '13', 'pagenum': '53', 'title': 'How I had a Vision of Lineland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '14', 'pagenum': '58', 'title': 'How in my Vision I endeavoured to explain the nature of Flatland, but could not'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '15', 'pagenum': '64', 'title': 'Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '16', 'pagenum': '67', 'title': 'How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '17', 'pagenum': '75', 'title': 'How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '18', 'pagenum': '77', 'title': 'How I came to Spaceland and what I saw there'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '19', 'pagenum': '83', 'title': 'How, though the Sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '20', 'pagenum': '90', 'title': 'How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '21', 'pagenum': '93', 'title': 'How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success'}
{'level': 2, 'label': '22', 'pagenum': '96', 'title': 'How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result'}


Library of Congress
QA699 .A12

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viii p., 1 l.,

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