Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Edwin A. Abbott.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1992. Illustrated by the Author, with an introduction by Banesh Hoffman. First Dover Thrift Edition. Paperback. Used - Near Fine. Minimal wear to wrap. Lightly toned. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. B/W illustrations. 13 x 21 cm. 83 pp. Item #11231

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.
Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions—a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.

"Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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