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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Oxford World's Classics)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
ISBN 13: 9780199537501
ISBN 10: 19953750
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-08-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $8.95

An odd, amusing and still provocative fantasy. The narrator is a Square who lives in a world of two dimensions, and whose vision of a third gets him into grave trouble with the authorities.

Saturday Review

"This pre-Einstein geometrical fantasy is one of the best things of its kind that has ever been written, for it is more than an ingeniously sustained fantasy: it is a social satire, with wit as sharp as the sub-lutrous end of a Flatland woman; it is an easy philosophical introduction to the Fourth Dimension; and it is a rebuke to everyone who holds that there is no reality beyond what is perceptible by human senses."