Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1984 - Fourth dimension - 160 pages
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Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction -- charmingly illustrated by the author -- describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions).

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User Review  - Ruben Ag - Goodreads

It's an okay read. To be frank the first half of the book is utterly dull, it's only after it that the book becomes interesting, and quite so, but then it ends in a way some would consider abruptly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ly Do - Goodreads

Ever wonder what life is like in a 2-dimensions world, or even 1-dimension world? If you have, this book is definitely for you. Not only is this book explore the world of mathematics, it also bears a ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Edwin A. Abbott was born December 20, 1838. He attended City of London School and Cambridge, where he was an honor student in the classics. Following the career path of his father, Abbott was ordained an Anglican minister. Later he rejected a career as a clergyman and at the age of twenty-six, he returned to City of London School as Headmaster, a position he held for twenty-five years. Always curious about views from varying perspectives, he promoted a liberal attitude toward people of differing backgrounds. As president of the Teachers Training Society, for example, he lobbied for access to university education for women. He resigned as Headmaster at age fifty-three in protest of proposed changes to the mission of the school. Abbott wrote more than fifty books on widely different topics. He had published two series of his sermons while at Cambridge, a book on Shakespearean grammar, and accounts of his efforts to admit women to higher education. His most notable work is Flatland, written in 1884. Flatland is still widely read by both mathematicians and science-fiction readers because of its portrayal of the idea of higher dimensions. The narrator, a two-dimensional square called A Square happens into a three-dimensional world where he gains a wider vision into objects in his two-dimensional home. The book was a favorite with C. S. Lewis. Abbott died on October 12, 1926.

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