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Book Information: Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions (1884) [Novel]
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With wry-humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place which is limited to two dimensions--irrevocably flat--and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland's females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, even a fourth dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in 1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science-fiction classic as the works of H.G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein's famous theories, and it does so with a wonderful, enduring enchantment.

Original title: Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Imaginary Numbers (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Philip K. Dick , Wislawa Szymborska , William Gibson , Stanislaw Lem , Edwin A. Abbott , Rudy Rucker , Joe Haldeman , Fritz Leiber , J. G. Ballard , Connie Willis , Alan Lightman , Italo Calvino , Yevgeny Zamyatin , Jorge Luis Borges , Douglas R. Hofstadter , A.K. Dewdney , Martin Gardner , Hilbert Schenck , Tommaso Landolfi , Raymond Smullyan , Andrew Marvell , Siv Cedering , J.A. Lindon , Roald Hoffman , Abner Shimony , Piet Hein , Christian Bök

This work is imitated by the following works :
     Flatterland (2001) [Novel]
      Author: Ian Stewart

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