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Flatland
By Edwin A. Abbott

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions by A. Square

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Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

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A 'romance of many dimensions' that has fascinated generations of readers with its clever blend of social satire and mathematical theory, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Edwin A. Abbott's "Flatland" introduction by Alan Lightman. A work that continues to pose provocative questions about perception and reality, "Flatland" is a brilliant parody of Victorian society where all existence is limited to length and breadth - its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world - its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his world view is forever shattered. Written more than a century ago, "Flatland" conceals within its brilliant parody of Victorian society speculations about the universe that resonate in Einstein's theory of relativity as well as the current 'string-theory' of nature. Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926) was a leading scholar and theologian of the Victorian era. If you enjoyed "Flatland" you may like H.G. Wells' "The Sleeper Awakes", also available in "Penguin Classics".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140435313
ISBN-10: 014043531X
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 131mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Originally published in 1913, this book forms section 1 of a 5 volume work on the four canonical gospels and the relationship between them.

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Originally published in 1914, this book forms section 2 of a 5 volume work on the four canonical gospels and the relationship between them.

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Author Biography - Edwin A. Abbott

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926) was a leading scholar and theologian of the Victorian era. Alan Lightman, the author of 'Einstein's Dream' and other books, is an astrophysicist and the Director of the Writing Program at M.I.T.

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