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Flatland

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott and Rosemary Jann
Paperback
Publication Date: 12/06/2008
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'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 Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension on the eve of the new millennium. Part geometry
lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. In a world where class is determined by how many
sides you possess, and women are straight lines, the prospects for enlightenment are boundless, and Abbott's hypotheses about a fourth and higher dimensions seem startlingly relevant today. This new edition of Flatland illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work as well as the timeless questions that it raises about the limits of our perception and knowledge. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has
made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features,
including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
ISBN:
9780199537501
9780199537501
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-06-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
195x128x12mm
Weight:
0.14kg

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