Flatland
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Flatland

By Edwin A. Abbott
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Book Description

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", Abbott used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • PART 1: THIS WORLD
  • § 1. Of the Nature of Flat land.
  • § 2. Of the climate ana houses in Flatland.
  • § 3. Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland.
  • § 4. Concerning the Women.
  • § 5. Of our methods of recognizing one another.
  • § 6. Of Recognition by Sight.
  • § 7. Of Irregular Figures.
  • § 9. Of the Universal Colour Bill.
  • § 10. Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition.
  • § 11. Concerning our Priests.
  • § 12. Of the Doctrine of our Priests.
  • PART II: OTHER WORLDS
  • § 13. How I had a Vision of Lineland.
  • § 14. How I vainly tried to explain the nature of Flatland.
  • § 15. Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland.
  • § 16. How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland.
  • § 17. How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds.
  • § 18. How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there.
  • § 19. How, though the Sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it.
  • § 20. How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision.
  • § 21. How I tried to teach the theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success.
  • § 22. How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result.
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