Flatland a romance of many dimensions (Google eBook)

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Probably one of the most interesting and imaginative books I've heard of. The author created an entire world and then was able to make us understand what the laws were that made such a world possible. A GREAT story for those with intelligence and an open mind.

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I LOVE this book! This book truely does make learning fun and allows me to engage in conversation with smarter people.

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Page 11 - Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it...
Page 98 - World. Out of your Space. For your Space is not the true Space. True Space is a Plane; but your Space is only a Line. KING If you cannot indicate this motion from left to right by yourself moving in it, then I beg you to describe it to me in words, i...
Page 16 - I, the sole possessor of the truths of Space and of the theory of the introduction of Light from the world of Three Dimensions — as if I were the maddest of the mad! But a truce to these painful digressions: let me return to our houses. The most common form for the construction of a house is five-sided or pentagonal, as in the annexed figure. The two Northern sides RO, OF, constitute the roof, and for the most part have no doors; on the East is a small door for the Women; on the West a much larger...
Page 154 - Yet I exist in the hope that these memoirs, in some manner, I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimension, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality.
Page 98 - Well, yes. Out of your World. Out of your Space. For your Space is not the true Space. True Space is a Plane; but your Space is only a Line. King. If you cannot indicate this motion from left to right by yourself moving in it, then I beg you to describe it to me in words.
Page 109 - Southward. Stranger. I mean nothing of the kind. I mean a direction in which you cannot look, because you have no eye in your side. /. Pardon me, my Lord, a moment's inspection will convince your Lordship that I have a perfect luminary at the juncture of two of my sides. Stranger. Yes: but in order to see into Space you ought to have an eye, not on your Perimeter, but on your side, that is, on what you would probably call your inside; but we in Spaceland should call it your side.
Page 148 - Northward,' for that would be such nonsense, you know. How could a thing move Upward, and not Northward? Upward and not Northward! Even if I were a baby, I could not be so absurd as that. How silly it is! Ha! ha! ha!
Page 11 - I CALL our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.
Page 85 - Women) interspersed with other Beings still smaller and of the nature of lustrous Points — all moving to and fro in one and the same Straight Line, and, as nearly as I could judge, with the same velocity.
Page 48 - ... equal. The size of the sides would of course depend upon the age of the individual. A Female at birth would be about an inch long, while a tall adult Woman might extend to a foot. As to the Males of every class, it may be roughly said that the length of an adult's sides, when added together, is two feet or a little more. But the size of our sides is not under consideration. I am speaking of the equality of sides, and it does not need much reflection to see that the whole of the social life in...

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Flatland, by ea Abbott, 1884
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