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Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions-- a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions-- a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions-- a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Munro

Length:

4h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:04