Flatland [electronic resource] : a romance of many dimensions / Edwin A. Abbott ; edited with an introduction and notes by Rosemary Jann.
By: Abbott, Edwin Abbott.
Contributor(s): Jann, Rosemary.Material type: BookSeries: Oxford world's classics: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 124 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781429487207; 1429487208; 9780191517341; 0191517348.Subject(s): Fourth dimension -- Fiction | Fourth dimension | Fourth dimensionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Fiction.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Flatland.DDC classification: 823.8 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references.
Print version record.
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Edwin A. Abbott; FLATLAND; Explanatory Notes.
How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? In Flatland, A Square's linear world is invaded by a Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, the novel enlarges readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. - ;'Upward, yet not Northward.'. How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful 'romance of many dimensions' explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A S.
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