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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin Abbott Abbott

37 ratings, 9 reviews

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella’s more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as “The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions.” As such, the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students.

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37 ratings, 9 reviews
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Linda Dyer

February 27, 2014

Have not been able to read the book

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Maria Witte

October 19, 2013

What a GREAT story, and to be written when it was. One of the few books I listen to more than once. It makes me think!

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Bertiny Lopes

September 14, 2013

A must read! Absolutely brilliant.

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Miriam Loy

May 29, 2013

It was very interesting...the story was read very well...i enjoyed it....

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Neva LaRue

September 18, 2012

Really enjoyed my first Classicly adventure. Wonderful reader!

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Dan Hayes

August 18, 2012

Great great analogy, makes complex ideas easy to understand. A must read!

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March 28, 2012

seeing as i hate geometry i didn't like it much although well read

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Samareh Shahmohammadi

December 20, 2011

Great story about dimensions as well as a unique critique of humanity. The language is beautiful. Loved the story, and it was read EXTREMELY well. Could not stop listening.

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Julia Cisneros

November 27, 2011

I happened upon this book in elementary school and loved it; I am so pleased to find it here! It had a great influence in my love of math and math's intertwining in nature and art. I was so pleased to find it here, but honestly it is better in book format because in audio format only you miss out on the figures and illustrations. Cheers!