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

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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537501
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 195 x 128 x 12 mm

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“Flatland”

This is an entertaining and enlightening read, both from the point of view of mathematics and physics and how we see the world through these and the rigidity and conformity of Victorian society and how difficult it... More

Paperback edition
23rd September 2014
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“Flatland”

This is an entertaining and enlightening read, both from the point of view of mathematics and physics and how we see the world through these and the rigidity and conformity of Victorian society and how difficult it... More

Paperback edition
23rd September 2014
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“Quirky and fun! Get to know this book!”

An enjoyable read, which made me laugh out loud on occasions. It can be related to modern times as well as the Victorian Age - prejudice and an unwillingness to accept new ideas will always exist, unfortunately. I
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24th May 2012
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