Flatland

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Beyond Books Hub, Jan 1, 2021 - Fiction - 88 pages
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by Edwin A. Abbott. The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland which is occupied by geometric figures. Women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a humble square, a member of the social caste of gentlemen and professionals in a society of geometric figures, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square has a dream about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) which is inhabited by lustrous points. He attempts to convince the realm's ignorant monarch of a second dimension but finds that it is essentially impossible to make him see outside of his eternally straight line.
 

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CONTENTS Preface To The Second And Revised Edition
THIS WORLD
Of The Nature Of Flatland
Of The Climate And Houses In Flatland
Concerning The Inhabitants Of Flatland
Concerning The Women
Of Our Methods Of Recognizing One Another
Of Recognition By Sight
Of The Suppression Of The Chromatic Sedition
Concerning Our Priests
Of The Doctrine Of Our Priests
OTHER WORLDS
How I Had A Vision Of Lineland
How I Vainly Tried To Explain The Nature Of Flatland
Concerning A Stranger From Spaceland
How The Stranger Vainly Endeavoured To Reveal To Me In Words The Mysteries Of Spaceland

Concerning Irregular Figures
Of The Ancient Practice Of Painting
Of The Universal Colour Bill
How The Sphere Having In Vain Tried Words Resorted To Deeds
How I Came To Spaceland And What I Saw There

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