Written in 1884, the story is told by A. Square, who lives in Flatland, a world of two-dimensions, which means length and width, but no depth (just like the Kardashians). The men of Flatland are multi-sided polygons, and the more sides an individual has, the greater their social standing. On the other hand, women are all simple lines and have no voice in the governing of the society the Flatlanders are chauvinists. The book begins with A Square describing his life as part of the professional class and providing details on daily life in Flatland.
The mathematician A. Square describes his two-dimensional world, Flatland, for an audience in Spaceland, a three-dimensional world. The government of Flatland is administered by a cabal of many-sided polygons who promote a societal hierarchy that ascends gradually from straight lines to circles.
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It is true that we have really in Flatland a Third unrecognized Dimension called & just as it is also true that you have really in Spaceland a Fourth unrecognized Dimension, called by no name at present, but which I will call &.But we can no more take cognizance of our & then you can of your &.
Flatland is a novel originally published in 1884 by Edwin A. Abbott. It is told from the point of view of A. Square, that four-sided resident of the titular country. The first part of the book consists of a description of what it is like to live in a two-dimensional world. The second part concerns A. Square's encounter with a sphere and his subsequent "visions" of pointland, lineland and spaceland. Do I want to read 'Flatland', even for a monthly book club selection? A Victorian Romance, equal to no less than 0 in my estimation, about math? But, a distant chord projected tangentially into my attempts to square the circle and I realized I had transcended my doubts. So, I reached a crossroads of sorts, an intersection in my thoughts. I devised a postulate for myself: I'm at a point between two directions - do I make a line towards the library, or use up valuable space on my Kindle downloading this book?
The narrator is a square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guidesthe readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square dreams about avisit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) inhabited by "lustrous points", and attempts to convincethe realm's monarch of a second dimension; but is unable to do s. .ly/1UjlMLTPowered by TCPDF (ww. cpdf.
We began with a single Point, which of course being itself a Point has only one terminal Point. One Point produces a Line with two terminal Points. One Line produces a Square with four terminal Points. Now you can yourself give the answer to your own question: I, 2, 4, are evidently in Geometrical Progression. What is the next number. The one Square produces a we-call-a-Cube with eight terminal Points. Now are you convinced?
But he is not the Square he once was. Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland. You may remember Flatland as a clever children's story about squares and triangles and such living a happy life in a sheet of paper, a story about math and geometry and such.
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. more information. Introduction by: Alan P. Lightman.
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- Cover, Design – Kathryn Delaney
- Read By – Ruth Golding
- Written-By – Edwin Abbott Abbott
NotesAn 1884 science-fiction novella, read in English language.
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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