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Flatland

Edwin Abbott

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Flatland, like our own world, is on the verge of the millenium. On the last day of the year 1999, a Square-hitherto undistinguished from the other shapes of his two-dimensional world-receives the Gospel of Three Dimensions, revealed to that world's flat inhabitants only once every a thousand years. Transformed by a truth he is unable to conceal, he is promptly condemned as a heretic. His poignant tale is itself a multi-dimensional creation, for it is not only a challenge to our most basic perceptions of everyday reality, but a sharp social satire and an illuminating mathematical treatise as well. In the tradition of fantasy and social satire that includes Gulliver's Travels , Alice in Wonderland, and Animal Farm, Abbott pokes fun at the rigid class structure and concern for appearances of his Victorian society even as he poses an underlying question that is as provoking today as it was a century ago. Could we and everything we see around us be only a cross section for worlds of higher dimensions? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Frederic

Length:

3h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Introduction
Introduction

08:59


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

04:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:48


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

11:18


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:53


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:19


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:49


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:26


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:52


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

07:29


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

16:51


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

05:24


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

10:15


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

15:25


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

07:13


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

05:59


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

10:13