Author(s): Edwin Abbott


A fantastically unique work of science fiction that has fascinated generations of readers with its clever blend of social satire and mathematical theory.

A work that still poses 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 worldview is forever shattered.

Written more than a century ago, Flatland offers an extraordinary animation of dimension, geometry and physical space that continues to resonate in contemporary science.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241441572
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.098
  • : July 2020
  • : .8 Centimeters X 11.1 Centimeters X 18.1 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edwin Abbott
  • : 160
  • : 823.8
  • : English
  • : Paperback